Can you avoid complications after gastric bypass surgery?

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 imperfect and you can't completely eliminate risk.
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 nutritionist and or dietician before and after the procedure. There are many potential nutritional consequences of these bariatric surgical procedures.
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 indicated) 2. Antibiotics in or. 3. Test and treat sleep apnea before and after surgery. 4. Get cardiac clearance if indicated. 5. Test for h pylori in stomach to avoid ulcers. No tobacco to avoid ulcers. 6. Use pain catheters. 7. Test vit d levels.

Related Questions

I was wondering what are some complications of gastric bypass surgery?

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 the eating and food habits remember it is not a cure rather a charged way of life. Read more...
Complications. The worst complication is a leak which occurs 3% of the time nationwide (but about .5% of the time if you go a very experienced surgeon). Bleeding, infection, bowel obstruction, anesthesia complications are others, and these typically occur at 1% or less of the time. It is a safe operation, but go to someone that has done thousands of them. For example, my group has done over 5000. Read more...

What is the likelihood of death and complications from me getting gastric bypass 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 your potential risks outweigh the potential benefits, he will not perform any operation. Go see a surgeon, he can figure it out for you. Read more...

What is the likelihood of death and complications from me getting gastric bypass surgery?

Depends. You must be obese to consider. Other risks include smoking, hypertension, sedentary status, mental health, attitude, compliance with instructions and meds. Read more...

I was wondering is a 13 year old able to get a gastric bypass surgery without too many complications?

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 with the dietary changes after bypass surgery. Read more...

Can you let me know how many people have actually died from gastric bypass surgery or complications from it?

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 complications and 1 in a few thousand die. This is compared to 1:100, 000 deaths with many other surgeries. There are many issues. If you know of a specific case and want direct analysis write to me directly. Remember that morbid obesity is morbid. Read more...
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 longitudinal assessment of bariatric surgery or labs study showed that bypass surgery in the morbidly obese, in an experienced program carries a low risk of morbidity and mortality. Mortality& morbidity is actually higher in heart and hip surgery in the obese. Read more...
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 with appendectomy. Read more...
Obesity is Risky Too. In 1997, a study at east carolina university found that the annual death rate in a non-surgical group (of obese diabetic patients) was nearly 5 times higher than that of the bariatric surgical group (of similar patients) during the 6-9 year follow up interval. Read more...

Tips on caring for my baby after gastric bypass surgery?

Only . Precaution i can give is to avoid any heavy lifting or straining for 6 weeks after surgery. Otherwise enjoy your baby. Read more...

Do foods actually taste different to a person after gastric bypass surgery?

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 consistently. Read more...
Some say yes. I have patients tell me frequently that things that uses to taste good before surgery no longer do. Some say things actually taste different. I agree it is probably more a different preference. Read more...

How much weight do most people loose in the first months after gastric bypass surgery?

Varies. Most patients averages 20 +/- 10 pounds per month right after surgery. A steady state is usually reached by 5-6 month with most patients achieving most of their desired weight loss by 12-16 months. In general, the higher your preop bmi, the faster the initial weight loss. It is important for you to stay in the bariatric program - surgery is just one component of your longterm success. Read more...
2-4 pounds per week. Weight loss after gastric bypass surgery varies depending on your starting weight, where you carry your weight (abdomen versus lower body), how well you stick to your dietary regimen, whether you drink liquid calories (except for protein shakes!), and your other illnesses that may limit your exercise. Higher weight loss is seen in those that exercise, follow their diet, and see their surgeon! Read more...
20, then 15, then 12. After gastric bypass, we usually target a total of 80% excess body weight loss. So i you are 250 and you are supposed to be 150 lb, then 100 lb excess wt. You would likely lose 80lb in one year. Most of that in first few months, then slower. For the average pt who is 100 lb overweight, that would be 20, then 15, then 12, then about 35 lb over next 9 mo. Hope that helps. Read more...

Please help, how much recovery time is needed after gastric bypass surgery after hospitalization?

6-8 weeks. Normal is relative and you will have a new normal! should be close to six weeks from surgical sites etc your weight adjustment, diet, nutrition, vitamins etc will take longer to adjust and stabilize. Read more...
Recovery time varies. Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. Read more...