Stapling is used to create a small, upper stomach pouch which restricts the amount of food to be consumed. A portion of small bowel is bypassed thus delaying food from mixing with digestive juices to avoid complete calorie absorption. Results
Average of 77% of excess body weight loss one year after surgery.
Studies show that after 10 to 14 years, patients have maintained 60% of excess body weight loss. Study of 500 patients showed that 96% of certain associated health conditions were improved or resolved, including back pain, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, Type II diabetes and depression.
In most cases patients report an early sense of fullness, combined with a sense of satisfaction, that reduces the desire to eat.
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