The purpose of bariatric surgery is to lose weight and achieve greater health. As a result, one of the first questions many patients have about gastric banding is how much weight they can hope to lose after the procedure. Every patient’s experience is unique, and long-term success relies on a person’s ability to follow through on post-operative nutrition and fitness plans and attend weight loss support programs as needed. Still, most individuals can expect to see a dramatic reduction in excess weight with this technique.
Dr. James Parrish, our extensively trained bariatric surgeon, will discuss the particulars of your treatment plan during your initial consultation. In general, however, patients typically lose about 40% of their excess weight with gastric banding. More substantial numbers are seen in individuals who have a reliable support system and are consistently dedicated to a healthy diet and active lifestyle. Our weight loss aftercare programs are designed to make this process as easy and enjoyable as possible so that you can see the optimal results from your operation.
We understand you are eager to begin your journey, and we’re here to help. Attend one of our seminars for more information about weight loss surgery or schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Parrish.