UW Medicine Newsroom / October 3, 2017

Dr. Judy Chen

12 years – that’s how long benefits persist from the Roux-en-Y gastric-bypass weight-loss surgery, according to results of a multi-site U.S. study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The procedure reduced diabetes, lowered blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and, most importantly, helped patients keep the weight off: 27 percent, on average.

“It doesn’t surprise me because gastric bypass is the gold-standard in weight-loss surgery,” said Dr. Judy Chen, a UW Medicine general surgeon fellowship-trained in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, and board-certified in obesity medicine. Read more >>