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Having surgery in 2 days, 5"9 205 pounds. Am I at risk for clots? Hiatal hernia surgery with linx device. How common are blood clots during surgery?

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Dr. Craig Lum
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In brief: Potential clots

In view of your weight and size, you are at risk for blood clots.
However, measures are generally done to try and decrease the chances for clots to happen during your operation.

Remember, after your operation, don't stay in bed a lot. Get up, walk, and use the sequential compression devices on your legs. By doing this, you can improve your chances of not developing clots.

In brief: Potential clots

In view of your weight and size, you are at risk for blood clots.
However, measures are generally done to try and decrease the chances for clots to happen during your operation.

Remember, after your operation, don't stay in bed a lot. Get up, walk, and use the sequential compression devices on your legs. By doing this, you can improve your chances of not developing clots.
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