Possible Side-Effects Associated with Gastric Bypass Failure
with Gastric Bypass Failure
Despite being a safe and effective type of weight loss surgery, there are also risks and side effects associated with gastric bypass.
While the majority of potential side effects are minor complications that can be easily solved, there are also more severe ones that can compromise patients’ health and treatment success. Long-term complications due to the gastric bypass procedure occur in 15.3% of the patients.
Complications can occur for many reasons, such as patients’ health characteristics as well as physicians’ level of experience and medical center accreditation. Potential long-term gastric bypass side effects include bowel obstruction; dumping syndrome that results in diarrhea, nausea or vomiting; the development of gallstones or hernias; low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia; malnutrition (more common when patients don’t take supplementary vitamins and minerals); iron or calcium deficiencies; stomach perforation; ulcers; vomiting; and staple-line failure in the pouch.