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What are the downsides to gastric bypass?
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Dr. Jason Lichten
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Surgical risks
Every surgery carries risks and gastric bypass is no exception.
There can be issues related to underlying medical conditions in surgery, anesthesia, postoperative infection or leak. Patients are also left with loose skin that often requires plastic surgery (not often covered by insurance) to remove the excess skin. Discuss all this with a bariatric surgeon.

In brief: Surgical risks
Every surgery carries risks and gastric bypass is no exception.
There can be issues related to underlying medical conditions in surgery, anesthesia, postoperative infection or leak. Patients are also left with loose skin that often requires plastic surgery (not often covered by insurance) to remove the excess skin. Discuss all this with a bariatric surgeon.
Dr. Jason Lichten
Dr. Jason Lichten
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Many
Including but limited to operative complications, and pain, diarrhea, bloating, anemia.
Discuss with your surgeon.

In brief: Many
Including but limited to operative complications, and pain, diarrhea, bloating, anemia.
Discuss with your surgeon.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
Thank
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