Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve: Benefits and Risks

Being prepared for any kind of surgical procedure is imperative, it can determine how pleasant and rewarding the experience is. Understanding fully what the benefits and risks of surgery are leads to the patient being prepared for the recovery period, weight loss and realistic overall results. Asking for the concept of a group of health professionals is essential, since, although there are general benefits and risks, certain aspects make each case unique.

In terms of the risk associated with surgery, there are some conditions that may become more severe afterward or potentially increase them. Such as blood clots, liver disease, heart problems, kidney stones, and nutritional deficiencies. A thorough physical examination and laboratory testing should determine if you’re eligible for weight-loss surgery and which one represents fewer risks.

Post-op risks and side effects associated with Bariatric Surgery:

  • Acid reflux
  • Chronic nausea and vomiting
  • Dilation of esophagus
  • Obstruction of stomach
  • Gallstones
  • Vitamin or iron deficiency
  • Blood clots
  • Lung or breathing problems
  • Leaks in your gastrointestinal system

The aspect of weight loss in patients that have obesity brings several benefits:

  • Average weight loss of medical attempts (no surgery) is only 6% at 10 years, having surgery can make it as high as 77% at 12 months and as high as 60% at 5 years.
  • Type 2 diabetes is resolved in 77% of patients and it is improved by 86%.
  • High blood pressure improved in 79% of patients and blood pressure goes back to normal in 62% of patients.
  • High cholesterol is lowered by 70% of patients.
  • Obstructive sleep apnea is resolved in more than 85% of patients.
  • The risk of death is only 0.1%.[1]

If you think the benefits of a weight loss surgery would have a great impact on your life, contact us first! At Global Healthcare 4U you can schedule a free consultation with our Senior Bariatric Surgeon and forget the guesswork involved when in need of surgery.

Take the first step toward changing your life!