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I wanted to know is bariatric surgery dangerous?

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Dr. Catherine Spratt turner
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Bariatric surgery: Any surgery has its risks including bleeding, infection and risks of anesthesia. Bariatric surgery is no different. However, obesity has so many risks for disease, including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, joint problems, that when the risks are compared it is often a better safer choice to have the surgery.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Bariatric surgery.: While any operation has the potential for complications, in the hands of an experienced surgeon whose program has the proper accreditations, the risk would presumably be minimized.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Is it true that bariatric surgery is dangerous?

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
Dangerous: Yes and no. It is extremely safe when performed by the top centers in the country with extensive experience (for example, my group has done over 5000 operations). If done by less qualified surgeons then yes it can be dangerous. Visit a few doctors and ask what their experience is. 7-10 years of experience and a few thousand cases are good numbers. In nor cal, calvin higa and john morton are great.

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