Q: At What Point is Gastric Bypass considered successful?

A: Gastric Bypass is a success when half of extra weight is lost and the loss is persistent for up to five years. A patient who is one hundred pounds over their ideal weight ought to lose fifty pounds or more. That weight loss should be maintained for five years. It is interesting to note that Ninety-five percent of Gastric Bypass patients are considered successful after Gastric Bypass surgery. 85% of Gastric Bypass recipients continue to lose twothirds or more of their extra mass.