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Health Improvements After Gastric Bypass Surgery
A clinical study on gastric bypass surgery showed the following health benefits.

  • As a result of gastric bypass, patients typically lose 61.6% of excess weight in the first year following surgery.
  • At least two-thirds of patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery are able to keep off at least 50% of their excess weight for 10 years or longer.
Health Problem (Comorbidity)Result After Gastric Bypass Surgery
Type 2 DiabetesResolved in 83.7% of patients. In fact, in some gastric bypass cases, resolution of type 2 diabetes occurred within days of the surgery.
High Blood PressureResolved in 67.5% of patients
High CholesterolImproved †† in 94.9% of patients
Obstructive Sleep ApneaResolved in 80.4% of patients
Acid Reflux/GERDResolved in 98% of patients
DepressionImproved in 47% of patients
Osteoarthritis and Joint PainResolved in 41% of patients
Stress Urinary IncontinenceResolved in 44% of patients
Menstrual Dysfunction Due to Polycystic Ovarian SyndromeResolved in 100% of patients
Ovulation and FertilityRestored in 100% of patients

† In medical terminology, “resolved” is defined as removing all known symptoms and signs of the condition or disease.
†† In medical terminology, “improved” is defined as reducing the known symptoms and signs of the condition or disease.

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