Bariatric Surgery - Laparoscopic Roux En Y Gastroplasty Complications
Bariatric Surgery - Laparoscopic Roux En Y Gastroplasty Risk Factors
Alternate Names for Bariatric Surgery - Laparoscopic Roux En Y Gastroplasty:
Roux en Y gastroplasty - laparoscopic
Weight-reduction surgery - laparoscopic roux en y gastroplasty
If you are planning to have Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- Nutritional deficiencies-You will need to take vitamins to get adequate amounts of vitamin B12 , iron , and calcium .
- Blood clots
- Hernia formation
- Bowel obstruction
- Breakdown of the staples, allowing leakage of stomach juices into the abdomen
- Diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and vomiting
- Dumping syndrome-This occurs after eating sweets, when food moves too quickly through the small intestine causing sweating, fatigue, lightheadedness, cramping, and diarrhea .
- Complications of general anesthesia
- Death-This occurs in less than 1% of patients.
Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:
- Recent or chronic illness (eg, kidney disease)
- Old age
- Heart or lung disease
- Bleeding or clotting disorders
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.
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