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how many people have actually died from gastric bypass surgery or complications from it

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Edsall
47 years experience Anesthesiology
DOZENS: Gastric by pass surgery has a realtively high complicatin and death rate. I don't know the exact numbers but i would guess that 1 :100 have severe c ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
29 years experience Bariatrics
Less than 0.5%: One thing to keep in mind with patients who are morbidly obese is they are at increased risk from any type of surgery, not just bypass. The longitudin ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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About 0.1%: Last year the big bariatric database showed about 0.1% mortality with gastric bypass. That is about 1/1000. That i actually safer than the mortality w ... Read More

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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
35 years experience Wound care
Bariatric surgery: Make sure that you are involved with a surgeon that runs a comprehensive program where patients are followed carefully. Ask to work with a nutritionis ... Read More
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Details for safety: Tips to avoid complications after bypass: choose quality doc + 1. Walk early to avoid leg clots. Use blood thinner and leg pumps to avoid clots (when ... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Nothing's perfect.: You can minimize the chances of surgery by picking an experienced surgeon and losing weight before your operation as best you can. But surgery is imp ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Every operation: Has potential risks versus potential benefits. Your surgeon goes through a complex decision tree whenever he sees a patient for possible surgery. If ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Depends: You must be obese to consider. Other risks include smoking, hypertension, sedentary status, mental health, attitude, compliance with instructions ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
Diet/exercise: I think 13 years old is too young to undergo gastric bypass surgery. A better option is diet modification and exercise. Too young to be able to deal w ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
43 years experience Cardiology
Many: All depends on the individual case gerd/ mal nutrition, rapid loose in weight edema extra skin to deal with rebound gain in weight if one changes ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Preferences change: The taste of food is not different. However, food preferences do sometimes change. Some people don't crave fatty foods the same. Hunger is decreased c ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
27 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe: The hepatitis c itself won't be a barrier to this surgery. The question will be how much damage there is to the liver. People with cirrhosis are at hi ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Hepatitis : Hepatitis c is not an absolute contraindication to bypass surgery. A lot depends on the current status of your liver function. Your physician will li ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
31 years experience Cardiology
Some: Higher risk surgery because of the scars.

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