Dr. Shyam Dahiya explains how much weight a woman will lose after bariatric surgery and if the weight loss will occur quickly.
The rough guide for a bypass is about ten percent of your excess weight per month, and that sort of tells you that it’s going to taper down. So if you use the example, “I am 100 pounds overweight,” so first month roughly 10 pounds; second–“Well, now I have only 90 pounds left,” so nine and so forth.
With the LAP-BAND®, the weight loss is slower. It probably takes twice that much to lose. So if you have LAP-BAND®, then you got to be patient as far as the time-frame is concerned. But that’s a rough guide, and I don’t tell my patients that you have to sort of take it to such a guideline, that well, if you didn’t lose or lose too much, then that’s a matter of concern because men lose faster, women lose little less. And everybody is an individual, and there are some variations in that.
About Dr. Shyam L. Dahiya, M.D.:
Leading a multi-disciplinary team of experts at Doctor Bariatric is board-certified Shyam L. Dahiya, M.D. who brings more than 20 years of experience in general and trauma surgery. As a general and laparoscopic surgeon, Dr. Dahiya has performed numerous innovative bariatric surgeries including the Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery.
Condition: Obesity, Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
Related Terms: StomaphyX™, Weight Loss, Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve, Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Nutrition, Overweight, BMI, Body Mass Index, Decreased Mobility, Comorbidities, Diabetes, Hypertension, REALIZE®, GERD, Bariatric Seminars
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Expertise: Incisionless Bariatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric Surgery Revisions