According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), nearly 220,000 Americans had weight loss surgery in 2008. As the obesity epidemic continues to rise, more and more people are seeking surgeries like gastric sleeve.
It’s quite probable that you personally know someone with his or her own gastric sleeve success story. The gastric sleeve success rate is no longer an intangible statistic, thanks to the numerous testimonials of previous patients. Here’s sharing a few of the success stories from our clients:
Linda Johnson from Missouri, United States, who went to Mexico with her husband, was very satisfied with the hospital and the people. She went under the knife so she could get rid of the extra flab and start to live a healthy life. Read her story here.
Mexico triggers concerns of safety, but this patient here says, she felt completely safe; the coordinator often came to check on her, and she suggests that there is no reason to be anxious. Find out what else does she have to say about gastric sleeve in Mexico.
Gastric Sleeve Results
Just like the results of any surgery, the outcomes of gastric sleeve surgery too vary from patient to patient. However, there is no denying the statistic put forth by experts in the field of bariatric surgery. Some of the gastric sleeve success rates are listed below:
- As per the Updated Position Statement on Sleeve Gastrectomy as a Bariatric Procedure released by the (ASMBS) on October 28, 2011, patients lose between 50-66% of their total weight after undergoing the surgery.
- As per a New England Journal of Medicine report, gastric sleeve surgery resulted in 23-40% reduction in premature mortality.
- The report further states that 99.8% of gastric sleeve patients were not at risk of life-threatening complications during the surgery.
- As per a study titled Sleeve Gastrectomy – Technique, Safety, Success, Trends by Djalali P and Birk D published in the journal Obesity Facts on March 18, 2009, gastric sleeve surgery results in excess weight loss of up to 60% within one postoperative year.
It is easy to find a number of firsthand accounts and gastric sleeve success stories on the internet. In these testimonials, patients delve into great detail about their personal experiences with the bariatric surgery.
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