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Why would someone with gastric bypass need a dozen surgeries after?

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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Really rare

Really rare to require trips back to surgery.
Gallbladder is most common (2-5%). Ulcers very rare unless a smoker or taking advil, alleve, ibuprofen. Bowel obstruction should be rare with modern techniques. For your friend, you might consider a second opinion or a referral hospital.

In brief: Really rare

Really rare to require trips back to surgery.
Gallbladder is most common (2-5%). Ulcers very rare unless a smoker or taking advil, alleve, ibuprofen. Bowel obstruction should be rare with modern techniques. For your friend, you might consider a second opinion or a referral hospital.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: That's unusual

That is an unusual circumstance and certainly not the norm. Without knowing the full story it is hard to completely answer your question.
Possibilities range from complications to hernias to any number of other possibilities. However, bariatric surgery, including the gastric bypass, usually do not require this many follow up surgeries..

In brief: That's unusual

That is an unusual circumstance and certainly not the norm. Without knowing the full story it is hard to completely answer your question.
Possibilities range from complications to hernias to any number of other possibilities. However, bariatric surgery, including the gastric bypass, usually do not require this many follow up surgeries..
Dr. Scott Welle
Dr. Scott Welle
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