- What are the definitions of “obese” and “morbid obesity”?
- I'm considering weight loss surgery, is there anything I should know before making a final decision?
- Will having weight loss surgery mean I can eat anything and not exercise?
- How much weight should I expect to lose?
- What are the risks involved in weight loss surgery?
One of the most common risks or complication with any surgery is a blood clot that forms in the legs and moved its way up to the lungs and blocks an artery. The result of this can be a heart attack or even death. It is extremely important to get out of bed immediately after surgery and moving around. Anti-clogging medications are also administered.
Sometimes a mass at the site of the surgical incision forms caused by fluid within the tissue.
This happens when bacteria penetrates the site of a surgical incision.
This may occur when there is abnormal communication with the stomach to other organs in the body.
Occurs when there is an opening, or splitting of the surgical suture line.
This is leaking from the staple line around the newly formed pouch or at any new connection that may have been made during surgery, including to the small intestine.