Recognized as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery
We are proud that the incidence of mortality and significant complications in Duke’s weight loss surgery program is among the lowest in the country. However, we feel it is important that you understand both the benefits and the risks of weight loss surgery.
Our patients consistently see an amazing change in their health, such as:
|Pre-Existing Condition||Improvement or Resolution ||Complete Resolution|
|High cholesterol||71 percent
|High blood pressure||76 percent
*All percentiles are of patients who experience the problem before having weight loss surgery with the Duke Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery.
For other benefits of each type of surgery, see our comparison chart (PDF, 20 KB).