Bariatric Surgery Results

The UW Health Surgical Weight Management program believes that more important than the number of pounds lost is the overall improved health gained after bariatric surgery. The true measure of the operation's success is the improvement or even elimination of many obesity conditions.
Studies have shown that hypertension, sleep apnea and cholesterol imbalances improve markedly after weight loss surgery. Many patients with Type II diabetes find their blood sugar levels are completely normal within one year.
"Everything about my life has changed, from tying my shoes to playing with the kids to being treated like a normal person." - Diana
"Having my health and life back, priceless." - Anna
"When going somewhere I don't worry ahead of time about how far I have to walk or whether I'll fit in the chair…I can stand for hours without pain…I have tons of energy." - Gail
"I would do it again in a heartbeat." - Dennis
Risks and Complications
Certain risks and complications are associated with any bariatric procedure, including: 
  • Intestinal leak
  • Acute stoma obstruction
  • Incisional hernia
  • Port or wound infection
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Death 
Your UW Health Surgical Weight Management Team will review and explain all potential complications with you in detail prior to deciding on a surgical option.