THE PROCEDURES

Benefits & Risks

Weight Loss surgery offers continued benefits for people who live their life struggling with obesity. But more importantly, weight loss surgery saves lives.

It is important to discuss the risks and benefits with your surgeon to evaluate whether surgery is right for you. He or she will make sure all your questions are answered.

 

Those obesity-related health conditions which improve or resolve after weight loss surgery include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure and heart disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Osteoarthritis of weight-bearing joints
  • Depression
  • Sleep apnea/respiratory problems
  • Gastroesophageal reflux/heartburn
  • Infertility
  • Urinary stress incontinence
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Asthma
  • Skin breakdown
  • Swollen legs/skin ulcers
  • Extremity venous stasis
  • Maintainance of Long-Term Weight Loss

It is important to discuss the risks and benefits with your surgeon to evaluate whether surgery is right for you. He or she will make sure all your questions are answered.

Potential risks of bariatric surgery are very similar to many surgeries, especially involving the abdomen. Risks may include the following:

  • Allergic Reactions to medications
  • Anesthetic Complications
  • Bleeding
  • Blood Clots
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Infection
  • Injury to surrounding tissue
  • Pneumonia
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Hernia
  • Mal-rotation or twist in stomach or intestines
  • Leakage of stomach or bowel staple line
  • Anemia, osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • Obstruction of the Stomach or Intestines
  • Mechanical malfunction (Gastric Band)
  • Death

It is important to discuss the risks and benefits with your surgeon to evaluate whether surgery is right for you. He or she will make sure all your questions are answered.

The possible side effects may include the following:

  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty swallowing, reflux, regurgitation
  • Fatigue
  • Excess Gas
  • Protein Deficiency
  • Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency
  • Food Intolerance including red meats, sugar, and milk products
  • Temporary hair loss
  • Excess or loose Skin

It is important to discuss the risks and benefits with your surgeon to evaluate whether surgery is right for you. He or she will make sure all your questions are answered.

I have so much more energy and happiness!

I had no control over my eating, and I was taking cholesterol and blood pressure medication. I decided to have surgery. Now I no longer take the medications, I work out every day, and I’ve lost over 100 pounds.

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