Gastric Sleeve Complications And Side Effects – The 5 Most Common Issues

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Gastric Sleeve Complications And Side Effects – The 5 Most Common Issues

Potentially serious complications:Gastric Sleeve Complications.Surgical:

  • Perforation of stomach/intestine or leakage, causing peritonitis or abscess
  • Internal bleeding requiring transfusion
  • Severe wound infection, opening of the wound, incisional hernia
  • Spleen injury requiring removal/other organ injury
  • Gastric outlet or bowel obstruction

 

Pulmonary:
  • Pneumonia, atelectasis (collapse of lung tissue), fluid in chest
  • Respiratory insufficiency, pulmonary edema (fluid in lungs)
  • Blood clots in legs/lungs (embolism)