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The pros and cons of stomach reduction surgery

We want you to have all the information you need before deciding whether gastric reduction surgery is really for you. Therefore, we have listed all the pros and cons for you below.

Do you want to know if you qualify for gastric bypass surgery?

Benefits of gastric reduction surgery:

  • After all previous attempts to lose weight ultimately had insufficient results, gastric bypass surgery always gives a large weight loss (30-40% total weight)

  • Many diseases associated with obesity improve or even disappear.

  • People use fewer medications after gastric bypass surgery

  • People become healthier as a result and quality of life goes up.
  • After stomach reduction, absenteeism goes down

  • In the long run, people live longer after gastric bypass surgery than obese people who do not have surgery.

  • The main effect of gastric bypass surgery is not only that you will eat less, you will also be less hungry.

Disadvantages of stomach reduction surgery:

  • A stomach reduction requires surgery. Although most people get through it well, surgery also has risks. Two percent of people experience a mild or more severe complication. One in a thousand people may even die from the surgery.

  • You can, of course, eat less after a gastric bypass, but that’s the point.
  • You must take vitamins for life because otherwise there may be a risk of deficiencies.

There are other advantages and disadvantages of gastric bypass surgery that we are happy to tell you about. Please contact us with no obligation.

Experiences of our patients:

  • Operation:

    Struggling with pounds all my life, I went to my family doctor in 2020 to discuss options for losing weight. I had been to every dietician in the area, I knew every gym in the area inside and out, but still I remained overweight. ...

  • Operation:

    I was running under another clinic. But heard of weightworks so I made the bold move and contacted them anyway also purely because it is in my hometown. I was able to get to weightworks very quickly. My experience is only good. The ...

  • Operation:

    My name is Rita after 30 years of doing all the diets I was done with all the crashing and yo-yo living. It was time to really choose for myself so went after the family doctor and got a referral letter for the ...

  • Operation:

    "After being diagnosed with diabetes and once again failing diet attempts, I made the choice to have gastric bypass surgery. At Weightworks Clinic, I immediately felt taken seriously. The surgeons are kind, accommodating and above all very knowledgeable. The rest of the staff ...

Do you want to know if you qualify for gastric bypass surgery?

Follow these steps:

  • Step 1

Do the Quick Scan

Complete the Quick Scan and quickly find out if you are a candidate for gastric bypass surgery.

  • Step 2

Going through your journey

You will go through the process from screening to the guidance of a Lifestyle coach in the after process.

  • Step 3

Go through life healthy

Now it’s up to you! Together with one of our lifestyle coaches, you will maintain a healthy lifestyle and have the most results and enjoyment from your gastric reduction.