I can honestly say, I have not been the weight of 200lbs for at least 13-14 years, since getting out of the military. The procedure was done with no complications. You may feel a bit queasy and stomach unstable a few days after. I also recommend taking it easy up to a week to get your strength back. You will not be hungry. Remember to hydrate. It has been 2months. I am now down from 230lbs, now only 200.