Improvement and in some cases resolution of comorbidities are the more notable benefits of sleeve gastrectomy, there are other advantages such as improvements in weight loss, cost-savings and a better quality of life. Health conditions resolved or improved due to sleeve gastrectomy procedures: -Health Condition —– % of Gastric Sleeve Gastrectomy Type 2 Diabetes Controlled ——— 45%-58% High Blood Pressure Resolved ——- 50% High Cholesterol Improved* ———- 77% Obstructive Sleep Apnea Resolved —— 60% -Sleeve Gastrectomy clinical trial data An analysis of 24 clinical studies with a follow up period of one to five years found that, following sleeve gastrectomy, patients experienced an average of 66 percent excess weight loss.24 An analysis of 10 clinical studies found that, with a follow up period of one to five years, more than 70 percent of patients had improvement or remission of type 2 diabetes. Significant improvements were also seen in hypertension and hyperlipidemia, as well as in sleep apnea and joint pain.23 -Shorter hospital stays, faster recovery The majority of sleeve gastrectomy procedures are performed using a minimally invasive laparoscopic technique resulting in smaller scars and less pain than open surgical procedures. -Better quality-of-life Clinical studies of laparoscopic bariatric and metabolic surgery patients found that they felt better after the procedure, and spent more time doing recreational and physical activities. They also benefited from enhanced productivity and economic opportunities, and had more self-confidence than they did prior to surgery.