Gastric Bypass Surgery Risks
you are considering having the gastric bypass surgical procedure
done, it is important that you understand the risks involved. At
the time a decision is made to have the surgery, you will be asked
to sign a consent form stating that you understand all the risks
You are encouraged to ask any questions
at the time of your consultation.
Some of the risks are as follows:
surgeries to correct complications, or to remove excess skin
due to significant weight loss in a short amount of time
- Gastritis (inflammation of the lining of the stomach)
from eating more than the stomach pouch can hold
or vitamin B12 deficiencies (if they occur) can lead to anaemia
deficiency (if it occurs) can contribute to the development
of early osteoporosis or other bone disorders
- dumping syndrome
Other symptoms may include:
- Bloated feeling
You can lessen these symptoms by following your dietitian's guidelines
very carefully, especially during the first two months after surgery.
People who suffer from morbid obesity can have other serious medical
conditions which are related to or caused by being overweight.
The higher your BMI is, the more likely it is that other medical
problems will exist.
Another risk factor is age, although this increases the need for
surgery there is generally a higher risk. Any medical procedure
that involves stress, trauma, drugs, and other causes, unpredictable
negative results can and will occur. Gastric bypass surgery should
be considered only after many attempts with other diet control and
exercise have failed, although keep in mind that diet and exercise
will be required before and after this surgery.