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Weight Loss Surgery and Mortality Rate
Chances of Dying from Bariatric Stomach Reduction Surgery
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Weight Loss Surgery & Mortality

The chances of dying from weight loss surgery even before leaving the hospital range from 0.2 to 2 percent. But these figures may not include deaths which weight loss surgeons feel are unrelated to the [weight loss] surgery.


Those mortality figures represent a significantly higher risk than for other surgeries. Using the NIH's figure, which is in the middle at 1 in 100, the risk with WLS is 1,000 times higher than for a hysterectomy, which has an immediate post-op death rate of 1 in 100,000 patients or 0.001 percent.

Long-term mortality resulting from weight loss surgery is especially hard to determine. Unfortunately, not one randomized clinical trial has ever been reported that gives mortality data."

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery - Reminder
Bariatric weight loss surgery is not an easy option to lose weight. It's a serious surgical procedure whose long-term weight loss success depends on a patient's commitment to diet and behavior modification for life, along with exercise for weight control.

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