All surgical procedures carry risks. Your surgeon will explain all potential bariatric surgery complications, both short and long term, and answer any questions.
Some bariatric surgery risks include:
Bariatric surgery carries some long-term risks for patients, including:
Risks and side effects vary by bariatric procedure. The following list is not all-inclusive, but briefly outlines risks of gastric bypass and gastric sleeve.
Your bariatric surgeon will make sure you understand the risks and complications of your specific procedure.
Risks of Gastric Bypass:
Risks of Gastric Sleeve:
You can help lower some of the risks and possible side effects by:
Our Presurgical Lifestyle Program can help you prepare for bariatric surgery.
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