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  • Individuals with a body mass index, or BMI, greater than 40
  • Men who are 100 pounds over their ideal body weight or women who are 80 pounds over their ideal body weight
  • Individuals with a BMI between 35 and 40 who have another condition such as obesity-related type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, heart disease, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol
  • Individuals who have made serious weight loss attempts with diet and exercise and have failed
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No. Your success will depend on your willingness to follow dietary and exercise guidelines in the months and years following the procedure. Patients with the banding procedure will need frequent adjustment of their bands in order to maximize their weight loss potential. Most gastric bypass patients have rapid weight loss for the first year, then hit a plateau. Patients may regain some of their lost weight if they are not compliant with their diet and exercise program.Contact us.
Many obese patients are in poor health because of diseases caused by their obesity. These diseases include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems, lung problems and kidney difficulties. Beaumont's team of experts is trained to deal with these conditions before, during and after surgery. Your physician will carefully screen you to be sure you are medically able to undergo general anesthesia and will recover well from surgery.Contact us.
All patients are required to take:
  • Blood tests
  • An electrocardiogram, or EKG
  • A cardiac stress test
  • A test for the a bacteria known as H. pylori that causes ulcers
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Surgery generally takes approximately 60 minutes, while laparoscopic gastric bypass and gastric sleeve generally take approximately 90 minutes. Contact us.
Because 99 percent of surgeries are performed laparoscopically, nearly all of the patients at Beaumont go home within 24 to 48 hours. Contact us.
After a laparoscopic procedure, most patients return to work and all levels of pre-surgery activity within six weeks. Some patients are able to return to many normal activities, including work, within a week. It is important to avoid lifting and other activities that stress the abdominal region until cleared by a physician. Contact us.