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    Is key-hole weight loss surgery a good option?

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    Dr Steven Leibman

    Bariatric (Obesity) Surgeon, General Surgeon, Laparoscopic Surgeon, Upper GI Surgeon (Abdominal)

    Dr Leibman is a general, upper gastrointestinal and bariatric (weight loss) surgeon. Dr Leibman's surgical interests include surgery for gallstone disease, hernias, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, … View Profile

    Modern key-hole weight loss surgery is very successful and very low risk. There are identified and acceptable risks associated with surgery that your surgeon will discuss with you but these are very low. The operations are all minimally invasive keyhole operations with a recovery in the hospital of only 2-3 days. Most people would expect to lose about 70% of their excess weight which can be calculated with your clinician during a consultation. Studies show sustained weight loss of up to ten years or more in large proportions of patients who undergo surgery.

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