Obesity Surgery Risk Factors

Almost all obesity surgery or gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries have potential risks. Some risks overcome in short time and some are for long term. So in this article, we will take a look at the both short term and long term risk of obesity surgery.
Obesity Surgery Risk Factors
Obesity Surgery Risk Factors

Obesity Surgery Long-Term Risks

Long term risks of obesity surgery depend on the type of surgery. They can include:
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Dumping syndrome, causing diarrhea, nausea or vomiting
  • Gallstones
  • Stomach perforation
  • Ulcers
  • Vomiting
  • Death (rare)
  • Hernias
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Malnutrition

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Obesity Surgery Short-Term Risks


Short-term risks of obesity surgery can include:
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection
  • Lung or breathing problems
  • Leaks in your gastrointestinal system
  • Death (rare)
  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia
  • Blood clots


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