Gastric Sleeve Surgery Risks

Bariatric Surgery in general, is a major procedure with many inherent risks including death. As patients consider bariatric surgery as an option to obesity, it’s important to consult the risks with your bariatric surgeon. No two patients will incur the same levels of risks. Risks tend will increase as a patient’s decreases.

Some risks of gastric sleeve surgery include the possible side effects and complications that may arise after a successful operation.

Risks of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Bariatric surgery requires anesthesia which may have a bad allergic reaction to some individuals and may cause breathing problems. Gastric sleeve surgery can cause death, though it is rare.

General Surgery Risks

  • Blood Clots
  • Infection, is possible in the incision, lungs (pneumonia), bladder, and kidneys
  • Blood Loss
  • Heart Attack or stroke

Risks Post-Surgery

  • Stomach injury, or damage to intestines or close organs
  • Stomach may leak
  • Sutures could be rejected
  • Stomach or intestines may become blocked or obstructed
  • Depression

Risks of Gastric Sleeve over time:

Sometimes risks can arise several days, weeks or even months after the surgery, and still be very serious. To reduce the risks patients are urged to follow your bariatric surgeons recommendations, especially diet, eating techniques and exercise.

One main risk that patients should be on the lookout for is when the stomach expands. When patients eat too much food the stomach can expand, which can permanently increase the stomach capacity. The new stomach is 85% smaller than before, so it’s important to eat lite, sparing meals. Patients should also consider these risks:

  • Malnutrition may result
  • Anemia from low iron or vitamin b12 levels (bariatric surgery requires taking special supplements and vitamins)
  • Gastritis
  • Kidney Stones
  • Stomach capacity may increase

More Resources on Gastric Sleeve Surgery

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