Gundersen Health System's bariatric surgery program has outstanding outcomes with overall low complication rates. More than 1,000 bariatric surgeries have been performed with the following outcomes:
- For most patients, the hospital stay is two days, with less pain and a quicker recovery.
- No deaths from bariatric surgery at Gundersen. The national death rate due to surgical complications is 1 in 100-200.
- Typical weight loss one year after surgery is 72 percent compared to 66 percent nationally.
- One of the lowest incidences of leak of intestinal juices at 0.3 percent.
Gundersen Health System vs. National Averages