Studies show that bariatric surgery can effectively improve and resolve many co-morbid conditions. A review of more that 22,000 bariatric surgery patients showed:
- Improvement in or complete resolution of conditions including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea4
- 61.2% reduction of excess weight4
Results of Five-Year Follow-up28
|TREATMENT||WEIGHT LOSS (% OF PATIENTS)|
|Diet and Exercise*||2% to 5%28|
|Bariatric Surgery***||50% to 70%28|
* Success measured as a loss of 10% of initial body weight.
** Weight loss is not maintained once treatment ends.
*** Success measured as a loss of 50% of excess body weight (equivalent to loss of approximately 20% to 25% of initial body weight).