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Complications Following Gastric Bypass

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As with any other surgery, gastric bypass surgery may cause serious complications. Here are some of the most common complications.

Respiratory Problems

Obese patients are reported to have more respiratory complications after surgery and the same is true for gastric bypass surgery. Respiratory problems are the commonest complications seen after gastric bypass surgery. If a patient has a history of previous respiratory problems (e.g., pneumonia), the chances of having respiratory complications after gastric bypass be even higher. Use of anesthetic drugs poses a risk for an obese patient and this is why special anesthesia protocols are often used in obese patients.

Infections

Postsurgical infections are common in patients after gastric bypass surgery. If the patient is already having concurrent health problems like diabetes mellitus, the prevention and control of post-surgical infections becomes more difficult. Your surgeon will prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics for few days to prevent such infections. If infection becomes localized at the surgery site, the surgeon may need to reopen the site and treat the wound.

Diet after Gastric Bypass: What You Need to Know

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Diet after gastric bypass needs to be modified to accommodate changes in stomach capacity, to allow proper wound healing, and to prevent complications after surgery. The capacity of the stomach after gastric bypass surgery usually gets down to half a cup in comparison to 6 cups before surgery.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Deaths: No Surgery is Completely Safe

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Rheumatoid Arthritis And Gastric Bypass

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How To Get Rid of Gas after Lap Band Surgery

Lap band surgery is gaining popularity as an effective and comparatively safe surgical option to help people lose weight. In this technique, wrapping a band around the stomach will help you eat substantially less and thus reduce your weight considerably within few weeks following surgery. Lap band surgery has wide margin of safety as it poses less risk and because the band can be removed at any time if required. However, like any other surgical intervention, there are always side effects.

Causes of Weight Gain After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery belongs to a group of bariatric surgeries performed to help people lose weight. Gastric bypass surgery helps you lose weight by changing the way your stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat. After surgery, the stomach of the patient gets smaller and feeling of fullness or satisfaction can be achieved with even a small amount of food.

Long term results of lap band surgery

To treat obesity, the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band or lap band surgery involves placing a silicone device around stomach's top portion using laparoscopic surgery. This surgery is usually performed in obese patients having health problems including diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and osteoarthritis, among others.

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