The Weight Loss Surgery Program

Pathway to Surgery

How Successful is Weight Loss Surgery?

Studies show that Weight Loss surgery can effectively improve and resolve many co-morbid conditions. A review of more that 22,000 Weight Loss 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-up


(% of Patients)

Diet and Exercise*

2% to 5%



Weight Loss Surgery***

50% to 70%

* 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).


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Weight Loss Surgery