Bariatric surgery is as safe as some of the commonly performed surgeries. The 30-day complication rate of gastric bypass is 3.4% i.e. 3 in 100 people may develop any problems relating to this surgery.1
Although, the complications may rarely occur, it is important to know all the information before making a decision. Risks associated with bariatric surgery are:2
- Hernia of abdomen
- Chest pain
- Collapsed lung – space between chest and lung fills with air
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Enlarged heart
- Gallstones, inflammation of the gallbladder
- Swelling in stomach or intestine
- Stoma block – the small opening between the upper and lower stomach pouches develops a block
- Stretching of the stomach
- Vomiting and nausea
Consult a bariatric surgeon to know more about the risks of surgery.
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2. REALIZE® Ethicon Endo-Surgery. [internet] [cited 2016 Jan 27] Available from: http://www.realize.com/