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I am curious how much weight most loose in the first 5/6 months after surgery. I'm trying to decide if I want to have this procedure or not. Also were you required to do the weight loss before approval?

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17 minutes ago, Haley Bradshaw said:

I am curious how much weight most loose in the first 5/6 months after surgery. I'm trying to decide if I want to have this procedure or not. Also were you required to do the weight loss before approval?

Does your surgeon’s office offer a seminar on all the different types of surgeries? I would start there. Check with your insurance and your surgeon to see if they require pre surgery weight loss.

Average weight loss:

50% of your weight with Lap Band surgery

https://www.obesitycoverage.com/weight-after-lap-band-surgery

60% of your weight with gastric sleeve

https://www.obesitycoverage.com/weight-loss-surgeries/gastric-sleeve/gastric-sleeves-how-much-weight-will-i-lose

70% of your weight with gastric bypass

https://www.obesitycoverage.com/weight-loss-surgeries/gastric-bypass/how-much-can-i-expect-to-lose

LAP BAND SUCCESS RATE
47%
GASTRIC SLEEVE SUCCESS RATE
80%
GASTRIC BYPASS SUCCESS RATE
85%
DUODENAL SWITCH SUCCESS RATE
95%

Data Sources: PubMed: Quick fix or long-term cure? Pros and cons of bariatric surgery and International Journal of Surgery: Long term predictors of success after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

This website below has some good information.

https://www.obesitycoverage.com/the-complete-patients-guide-to-bariatric-surgery/

Best of luck to you.

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Hi! I had the band for 11 yrs n just had it taken out about a year ago cuz arnd my 7th yr with it; I started having lots of problems where I became anemic, lots of heart burn, throwing up with certain foods n pain due to band moving with certain exercises/stretches. All these issues were off n on for about 4 yrs.

Overall, I lost a total of 60 pounds with it. What made me take the band out was due to getting a Tummy Tuck n the port started giving me lots of problems arnd the incision not healing/closing n this just added to my other issues with it. So, I finally got frustrated n decided to remove it. I should’ve gotten the gastric sleeve cuz it’s never a good idea to have a foreign object in ur body cuz sooner or later the body will start to reject it n problems will arise. But, whatever u end up getting, make sure it’s the right choice, we’ll worth it n ur not going to regret.

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I'm 3 months out and have lost 50 pounds. You can't look at # of pounds, though, in comparison, because a person starting out at 450 pounds is going to lose more weight in pounds than a person starting out at 250 pounds. You have to look at percentages. I've lost about 32% of my excess weight in 3 months. My insurance didn't require six months of medical weight management first or requirement to lose weight before surgery, but most of them do. Does your surgeon's office have a free seminar for you to attend to address most of these issues?

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