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Right so I’m due for surgery early 2018 and I’m starting to now have people tell me that with a bypass the long term health effects really change a person and I keep hearing that your life expectancy is shorter?! There’s no way of knowing this as this surgery wasn’t around 30/40 years ago! Does anyone no anyone that has been through this a long time ago and how they are dealing with it Years on?

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Let Me Google That For You... :P:D

10-year data shows gastric bypass patients significantly reduce risk of dying early from obesity and other diseases

Patients with severe obesity who have gastric bypass surgery reduce their risk of dying from obesity and other diseases by 48 percent up to 10 years after surgery, compared to similar patients who do not undergo the procedure, according to new research presented today at ObesityWeek 2016.

Here's some research I put together about the metabolic effects of RNY surgery--specifically as it pertained to breast cancer, but it discusses other obesity driven diseases. The positive effects of this surgery extend out to 12 years--I think the study is continuing?

ResearchWLS_MetabolicReset.pdf

Edited by FluffyChix

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My niece has a close friend who had the GB at least 15 years ago. She is slim, healthy and happy!

But, reading the many many many studies out there is a good way to get some peace of mind. Good luck

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i had gastric bypass in 2001. i lost 85 pounds in the first year, and then slowly i started putting it back on. now i weigh about the same if not more than before surgery. i have all the side effects (malabsorption, dumping, and feeling like i'm choking if i take too large of a bite of something), and it seems none of the benefits. i will say the doctor i had moved from cincinnati to cleveland about a month after surgery, so i only had one follow up appointment and pretty much nothing after that. i joined this website to see if i can get some advice and to see if it's possible to lose weight again. my advice to you is to research and be sure surgery is what you want and be sure to find a legitimate doctor who will help you with your care after surgery, if you choose it. good luck.

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there's a lot more long-term research on the bypass than any other currently used surgeries. Most of it has been positive. I've never read anything about shorter lifespans.

Edited by catwoman7

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this article has been floating around bariatric boards lately. It's not peer-reviewed, but it's citing a recent JAMA study:

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/12/7/16587316/bariatric-surgery-weight-loss-lap-band

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I had Gastric Bypass on 12-1-09 and lost 170 pounds. I have kept it off and even lost a few more the last year. I am healthier now than I was prior to my surgery. I do know people who had weight loss surgeries in the 80’s and were fine. I think it’s different for each person. Your success will depend a lot on yourself. Surgery is only a tool to get you on the right road, in order to stay on the right road, you must change the way you eat! Lifestyle change!

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