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Is blood transfusion required during bariatric surgery?

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Dr. Kenneth Foreman
Bariatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Rarely

Though there may be circumstances where transfusion is indicated, the vast majority of patients who undergo laparoscopic bariatric surgery have very little blood loss and therefore do not need blood transfusion.

In brief: Rarely

Though there may be circumstances where transfusion is indicated, the vast majority of patients who undergo laparoscopic bariatric surgery have very little blood loss and therefore do not need blood transfusion.
Dr. Kenneth Foreman
Dr. Kenneth Foreman
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In brief: Very rare

Approx 1-2% overall.
Higher in patients that take "blood thinners", Aspirin products, and anti-inflammatory meds close to surgery.

In brief: Very rare

Approx 1-2% overall.
Higher in patients that take "blood thinners", Aspirin products, and anti-inflammatory meds close to surgery.
Dr. Christopher Evanson
Dr. Christopher Evanson
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics

In brief: Very rarely

Blood transfusion is very rare after bypass or any bariatric surgery.
Overall about 1 in 200 chance. Make sure you stop aspirin.

In brief: Very rarely

Blood transfusion is very rare after bypass or any bariatric surgery.
Overall about 1 in 200 chance. Make sure you stop aspirin.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology

In brief: Rarely

This procedure is associated with minimal loss of blood.
A transfusion will be needed if there is unexpected bleeding.

In brief: Rarely

This procedure is associated with minimal loss of blood.
A transfusion will be needed if there is unexpected bleeding.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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