Risks & Complications of Weight Loss Surgery

The risks of weight-loss surgery include, but are not limited to, the usual risks of any surgery which involves general anesthesia, including potential problems with:

  • Breathing, pneumonia – patients are carefully monitored after surgery and encouraged to cough and deep breathe
  • Blood clots, pulmonary embolism – we follow blood clot prevention protocol and patients are given anti-coagulation therapy post-op
  • Bleeding – patients are asked to stop any medications that can cause bleeding prior to surgery precautions are taken at the end of the surgery to minimize any chance of bleeding
  • Hernias at the site of the incision – patients are cautioned about heavy lifting for a few weeks after surgery to reduce the risk of a hernia
  • Infection – patients are given antibiotics prior to surgery and infection control protocols are strictly adhered to.
  • Death

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This surgery is designed for those with a body mass index equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co-morbidities.

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