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


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    Monday, July 10, 2006 3:23 am Email this article
    According to a study from Spain, the amount of weight loss five years after weight loss surgery was as follows:
    Major Problems

    Major Problems in 6% of patients

    Major problems occurred in 6 percent (60) of the patients.

     

    Minor Problems

    Minor Problems in 7% of patients

    Minor problems occurred in another 7.1 percent (71) of the patients.

     

    Deaths

    Death in 1% of patients

    Eleven of the patients (1.1 percent) died. Another ten patients (1 percent) died in the long-term.

     

    Subjects and Procedures

    Subjects: 1,000 patients

    The study analyzed data from 1,000 patients who underwent weight loss surgery between 1997 and 2005.

    The percentage undergoing each type of surgery was as follows:

    REFERENCE

    Baltasar A, Bou R, Bengochea M, Serra C, Perez N. [One thousand bariatric interventions.]. Cir Esp. 2006 Jun, 79(6):349-55.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Servicio de Cirugia General
    Hospital Virgen de los Lirios y Sanatorio San Jorge
    Alcoy. Alicante
    Espana (Spain)

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