I have a friend who had the staple surgery last year to loss weight she's lost about 120 lbs which is great BUT I think is BS. She also has major health issues now as a result of the surgery from kidney stones to a bad knee both of which are common after this operation because you can't consume enough water to clean your body anymore. The regimen after surgery is to eat no more than a cup of food ever and workout 6 days a week. If she'd cut portions and worked out before she would have lost weight lol. It's dumb weight loss surgery is simply for the lazy, if you're fat work out simple as that.There is no or who can not no way no how lose weight.