What is gastric bypass surgery? Gastric bypass surgery involves shrinking the stomach size by sealing off most of the stomach and creating a small, thumb-sized pouch at the top of it, as well as bypassing a length of the small intestine to reduce the amount of calories and nutrients absorbed from food.
Gastric bypass surgery isn't always easy nor is it necessarily safe. Patients die from gastric bypass surgery. About one percent of people die and 20 percent of the patients who live may need additional surgery due to complications.
What is lap band surgery? Laparoscopic gastric banding is the second most common weight loss surgery, after gastric. With the new push from the pharmaceutical giants and the recent growth spurt of lap band clinics, the popularity for lap banding will continue to mount.
Here are some serious to life-threatening problems that can arise from gastric bypass surgery and lap band surgery.
Developed an infection from gastric bypass surgery leaking
Developed serious complications such as clotting, difficult breathing, and/or kidney problems
Experienced excessive pain shortly after your gastric bypass surgery
Developed lap band erosion or lap band slippage
Experienced tubing-related complications
Failed to immediately respond to your complaints about gastric bypass surgery problems
Failed to monitor your post-operative recovery
Lap Band Surgery is so new that its long-term complications are still unknown. While the lap band surgery is less invasive than gastric bypass surgery there are still risks. Both procedures carry the risks of any surgery -- including infection and, in rare cases, death. The banding approach is relatively new, so itís unclear how the gastric band will fare inside the body over the long haul.
Some doctors say that patients lose more weight with gastric bypass than lap banding.
Have you or a family member been the victim of gastric bypass surgery complications or lap band surgery complications?
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