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Monday, July 10, 2006

WEIGHT LOSS SUGERY

Weight loss surgery: 66% excess lost with gastroplasty, 69% with bypass, 79% with duodenal switch

According to a study from Spain, the amount of weight loss five years after weight loss surgery was as follows:
  • 66 percent of excess weight lost after gastroplasty

  • 69 percent of excess weight lost after gastric bypass

  • 79 percent of excess weight lost after duodenal switch.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jul 10, 2006 3:23 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Weight loss surgery: Duodenal switch better than vertical banded gastroplasty

For morbidly obese patients, the duodenal switch procedure is more successful than vertical banded gastroplasty according to a study from Spain. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jul 10, 2006 2:43 am | [3] comments

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Weight loss surgeries compared: Gastric banding vs gastric bypass vs biliopancreatic diversion

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding weight loss surgery, which restricst the amount of food that a person can eat, causes patients to lose an average of 35 to 54 percent of their excess weight loss after 1 year according to a paper from researchers at Yale University in Bridgeport, Conneticuit, USA.

Biliopancreatic diversions with and without duodenal switch, a procedure which causes malabsorption, causes patients to lose an average of 72 to 77 percent of their excess weight, but is only performed at a few centers in the U.S.

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, which causes both malabsorption and restricts the amount of food a patient can eat, causes patients to lose an average of 69% of their excess weight after one year and 49 percent after 14 years. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jul 10, 2006 2:15 am | [0] comments
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