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All surgeries have a potential for unknown or unforeseeable long-term risks. With any bariatric surgery, not all pre-existing medical and psychological consequences of obesity, including eating disorders, will improve with surgery. Bariatric surgery restricts food intake, which is intended to lead to weight loss. Patients who have bariatric surgery must commit to a lifetime of medical follow-up and healthy eating along with regular exercise which may help to maintain weight loss after surgery. Success is possible!