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 abused food and my body until I was at the highest weight in my life. My weight caused me to be on more meds than I care to admit. So, in December 2018, I made the decision to have weight loss surgery.
After discussing my options with Dr. LeGrand, I decided to have gastric bypass surgery done. I knew that it was going to be hard work. I would have to put in the work with proper nutrition and exercise. I have been very pleased with my results. I lost 138 pounds and feel very blessed.
I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic and had high blood pressure. I was becoming miserable in my own skin. I decided it was time for a change. It was time to take my life back.
Like so many other people, I struggled with my weight my entire life. I tried lots of different diets and exercise programs but nothing ever seemed to work for me. On February 2, 2015, I finally had weight loss surgery. My life was forever changed. In just 12 months, I looked like a totally different person. I get around so much better now, and my self-esteem is through the roof. I can't thank Dr. Legrand and his staff enough for their help and guidance.