Most patients while considering undergoing a bariatric surgery, have questions in their minds. And at the top of the list, is the one about potential risks after the procedure. At Houston Weight Loss, we too come across patients who have their concerns regarding the after effects of a bariatric surgery. Well, just like any other surgery, a weight loss surgical process does involve some level of risk.
As clinicians, we categorize them as short-term and long-term risks. And these risks could be both general and specific depending on the health condition of the patients. Below we are going to mention the most commonly reported risks associated with LAP-BAND, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Gastric Bypass surgery.
General After Effects
A bariatric surgery could include the following short-term risks.
- Blood clots
- Severe reaction to anesthesia
- Heavy bleeding
- Breathing problems
- Gastrointestinal Leaks
These side effects may or may not occur every time, but they are considered occurring more often and can be treated quicker than the long-term risks such as
- Low Blood Sugar
- Dumping syndrome (causing nausea, vomiting and diarrhea)
- Bowel obstruction.
- Stomach issues
The listed side effects, though common, can certainly vary depending upon the bariatric procedure involved. But specific risks are involved with specific procedures too.
The gallstones, hernia, internal leakage and bleeding and dumping syndrome are mostly the possible side effects of a Gastric Bypass. Other potential risks could be pulmonary or cardiac issues, stomach or intestinal perforation, ulcers, skin separation and even vitamin or iron deficiency too.
(LAP-BAND) Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
Most common problems that people could face is band slippage, deflation or erosion. Apart from that, the other risks such as blood clots, gallstones and hernia are also linked to LAP-Band.
What Can You Do To Prevent The Damage?
Well, as much as these side effects sound horrible to you, the only way to prevent them or predetermining a treatment is through a bariatric consultation. At Houston Weight Loss, our doctors not only analyze and discuss all the possible risks of your decided bariatric surgery but also go through your life routine and health issues in detail.
Moreover, we also make sure that we provide you with all the necessary information, a schedule and a plan to prepare you for the surgery, mentally and physically. So if you have been thinking about meeting an expert, time to book your free consultation with us today!