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Surgery Risks

There are always risks to any surgical procedure that is undertaken and the amount of risk depends upon each individual case and the surgery being performed. These risks are assessed and discussed at great length for each and every patient by the Consultant Surgeon and Anaethetist.

Below is a list of some of the potential risks that may occur during or post operatively

  • Infection

  • Blood loss

  • Heart attack or stroke

  • Reaction to drugs used during anaesthetic

  • Blood clot formation in legs or lungs (deep vein thrombosis(DVT) or pulmonary embolism PE)

  • Gastrointestinal leak

  • Renal/kidney failure

  • Leak from staples or breakdown of intestinal pouch

  • Death

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Dumping syndrome (food moving through intestines quickly causing abdominal pain)

  • Depression/low mood

  • Heartburn

  • Gallstones

It is normal for patients not to have any of the above complications but it is our responsibility for us to warn you that they sometimes do occur. Please discuss any concerns with your surgeon and he/she will be glad to explore your likelihood of any of the above occurring. Each patient is different and it is very difficult to generalize. We treat our patients as individuals and every one of them is unique with differing needs and concerns.

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