Bariatric surgery – long term success

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) Patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery can achieve long-term success. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery had kept off an average of 27.7% of their initial weight loss six years later. Our experts at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s help their patients through every step of the process. Successful weight loss and maintenance after gastric bypass surgery are the result of a combination of factors:

– Follow your surgeon’s instructions.
– Make exercise a habit.
– Receive nutritional counseling to change your eating habits.
– Have a good support system in place.
– Go to all follow-up appointments with your surgeon or physician.

Larry Earegood is a 66 year old retired truck driver. He underwent the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery in 2006 and has maintained 160 pounds weight loss. Prior to the surgery and weight loss, Earegood experienced a lot of joint pain. Bariatric surgery can change a person’s life as a whole; they can often do things they could never do before surgery.

Join them for a free weight-loss seminar:
Thursday, August 21, 6:30 p.m.
Grand Health Partners
2060 E. Paris Avenue SE
Grand Rapids

Wednesday, August 27, 6:30 p.m.
Okemos Conference Center
2187 University Park Drive
Okemos, MI





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