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Is Gastric Bypass Surgery Safe? What Are The Risks of Gastric Bypass?


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The gastric bypass surgery has become without a doubt one of the most famous surgical procedures and is considered to be the most effective medical treatment for patients who are considered to be morbidly obese. As for as the many safety concerns associated with the procedure, there have been numerous studies to determine exactly how safe this surgical procedure really is. One stud showed that a patient who undergoes a one at a hospital that is known to have a high success rate had a 66% chance of having to go back in for surgery resulting from a complication associated with the procedure.

The complications associated with the the surgery may include bleeding and even respiratory and heart issues. Furthermore it was found that the hospitals that performed the most number of surgeries also saw the lowest percentage of complications arising from the procedure.

Just like in any surgical procedure there is always going to be risks involved. Making sure that you have a clear comprehension of these possible risks as well as having an understanding of what is to be expected of you both prior as well as after the procedure will help in the lowering of the risks of the procedure. In general though, an average of 40% of all patients will suffer from some sort of complications associated with the procedure itself within 6 months of the surgery. Out of all the patients who have undergone the gastric bypass surgery, only 2 out of every 1,000 patients will have some type of complication while still in the hospital.

The biggest suggestion when is to do your research well. Find out which hospitals perform the most procedures as well as which hospitals have the highest success rate. You will want to find a very experience surgeon who perhaps has already performed thousands of gastric bypasses. This research will go a long way and can mean the difference as to whether you will be needing to return to the hospital within the next six months to fix a complication.

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