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Failed Gastric Bypass: What You Need to Know

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.

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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.

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