How much weight can you lose with weight loss surgery?

Published On: Oct 08 2012 02:28:52 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 23 2012 10:28:53 AM EDT

The main goal of weight loss surgery is simple – to lose weight. But how much weight can you expect to lose post-surgery?


Like all weight loss plans, the results of weight loss surgery depend on the individual.


On average, people will lose 61 percent of their excess weight after gastric bypass surgery. With gastric banding, people can lose about an average of 47 percent of their excess weight.