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Risk Factors When Undergoing Bariatric surgery


Bariatric surgery poses potential health risks that can be both in the short term and long term.

Some short term risks associated with the surgical procedure can include:

  • Excessive bleeding

  • Infection

  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia

  • Blood clots

  • Lung or breathing problems

  • Leaks in your gastrointestinal system

  • Death

Longer term risks and complications of bariatric surgery can vary depending on the type of surgery. They can include:

  • Bowel obstruction

  • Dumping syndrome, which leads to diarrhea, flushing, lightheadedness, nausea or vomiting

  • Gallstones

  • Hernias

  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)

  • Malnutrition

  • Ulcers

  • Vomiting

  • Acid reflux

  • The need for a second, or revision, surgery or procedure

  • Death (rare)

please talk to your HCP for question and concerns

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