Life After Surgery
All techniques show good to excellent results. Most operations generally achieve an average body weight loss of 70-80% after a year. Weight loss generally continues for all the procedures for 12-24 months after surgery.
Effect of Surgery on associated medical conditions
Weight reduction surgery has been reported to improve conditions such as sleep apnea, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol in majority patients. Many patients report an improvement in mood and other aspects of psychosocial functioning after surgery. Because the laparoscopic approach is performed in a similar manner to the open approach, the long-term results appear to be similarly good.
Expert Help for High-Risk Patients
Patients come to our program from across the country and from around the world. Because of our skill and resources, we specialize in treating patients considered high risk.
Aftercare and Support
Support and follow-up are essential to your success. We have built a solid support group around the needs of our patients and we strongly encourage all our patients to attend group sessions, both before and after surgery. The group offers a safe environment where you can express your thoughts, feelings, concerns and fears with others who understand what you are going through. The support group setting also is the perfect place to learn more about weight management issues. Kaizen Hospital experts often present a variety of educational topics some designed to prepare patients for surgery and others to help patients deal with issues after surgery.