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Patients have achieved excess weight loss of 60-90% at the end of one year.
You might regain weight over the long term (although this is a possibility with most weight-reduction surgeries). In this event, there are no known corrective measures, within the format of this procedure.
Around 20% of patients experience nausea, vomiting, food intolerance, excess salivation, heartburn or chest pain. This may happen within the first 24 hours post-op. Although the procedure is done as an outpatient, you may have to visit the office for a few days to have intravenous fluids administered.
Generally, you need to stay a day or so. Out-of-town patients will have an overnight stay.
The surgery takes one hour.