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Just how effective is bariatric surgery?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Very
Bariatric surgery if done correctly, appears to be very effective, provided you stick to your job and not to eat what comes your way.
You will need to eat foods that you can tolerate, but also healthy ones.

In brief: Very
Bariatric surgery if done correctly, appears to be very effective, provided you stick to your job and not to eat what comes your way.
You will need to eat foods that you can tolerate, but also healthy ones.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
All bariatric surgeries are dependent on lifestyle changes to be effective.
Any procedure can fail. The surgery is just a tool that gives patients the best opportunity to lose weight successfully and keep it off long term. In average with the gastric bypass patients can lose between 70-80% of their excess body weight.

In brief: Depends
All bariatric surgeries are dependent on lifestyle changes to be effective.
Any procedure can fail. The surgery is just a tool that gives patients the best opportunity to lose weight successfully and keep it off long term. In average with the gastric bypass patients can lose between 70-80% of their excess body weight.
Dr. Scott Welle
Dr. Scott Welle
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on OR & You
Bariatric surgery works with most.
Band (70%); sleeve (95%); bypass (95%). The amount of excess weight loss varies. Band (50%); sleeve (70%); bypass (80%). In all cases, the surgery is a tool. Thankfully, hunger is decreased, but dietary compliance and followup are very important for success.

In brief: Depends on OR & You
Bariatric surgery works with most.
Band (70%); sleeve (95%); bypass (95%). The amount of excess weight loss varies. Band (50%); sleeve (70%); bypass (80%). In all cases, the surgery is a tool. Thankfully, hunger is decreased, but dietary compliance and followup are very important for success.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It works.
It's not magic, but with proper eating and exercise habits afterwards, bariatric surgery is one of the most effective ways to achieve permanent weight loss.

In brief: It works.
It's not magic, but with proper eating and exercise habits afterwards, bariatric surgery is one of the most effective ways to achieve permanent weight loss.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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