Weight Loss (% of excess body weight)
Timing of Weight Loss
Cures Type 2 Diabetes (rate of incidence)
Cures High Blood Pressure (rate of incidence)
Covered by Insurance
Duration of Operation
Days in Hospital
Risk on Day of Surgery
Return to Work
Follow Up Appointments the First Year
Follow Up Appointments Following Years
Hardware Left Behind
Date of First Procedure
65% - 80%
None to 1 Day
Medium (maybe lower than gastric bypass)
0 - 1 Week
70% - 80%
1 - 3 Weeks
70% - 100%
First 6 Months
I 100% love Dr. LeGrand and his office staff. From insurance approval to my one-year follow up appointment, they have been amazing! Now, I love being active! I no longer cram next to people on flights. I walk up stairs without having to take a "breather."
Diabetes and heart disease run in my family, and I wanted to decrease my chances of ending up with either disease. I decided to get weight loss surgery after talking to a co-worker who said our insurance would help cover it.
It kept me from buying the types of clothes that I wanted to purchase. I was experiencing sleep apnea, narcolepsy, a-flutter and obesity. I started considering weight loss surgery to better my health and take fewer medications.
I was a product of a failed Lapband surgery. It was a struggle for me to breathe, eat, drink, sleep, and I had horrible stomach acid. I looked for two years to find a surgeon who would listen to my issues and do a removal of the band with revision. I finally found Dr. LeGrand, and he was amazing!