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Patient Outcomes

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

Body Mass Index
Operative Time (min)
Conversion Rate (%)
Hospital Stay (days)
National Range
41-52
162-260
0-23
1.9-4.5
National Average
47.5
220.6
5.31
3.4
Gundersen Average (915 patients)
47.7
149.1
0.2*
2.2
* 2 not completed due to other medical issues
Body Mass Index
National Range
41-52
National Average
47.5
Gundersen Average (915 patients)
47.7
Operative Time (min)
National Range
162-260
National Average
220.6
Gundersen Average (915 patients)
149.1
Conversion Rate (%)
National Range
0-23
National Average
5.31
Gundersen Average (915 patients)
0.2*
* 2 not completed due to other medical issues
Hospital Stay (days)
National Range
1.9-4.5
National Average
3.4
Gundersen Average (915 patients)
2.2

Request an Appointment

Call (608) 775-0055 or
  (800) 362-9567, ext. 50055

lapgastricbypass@gundersenhealth.org

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3111 Gundersen Drive
Onalaska, WI 54650
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