Bariatric Surgery Side Effects That Cause Serious Issues Mostly People Ignore

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Bariatric surgery is a procedure performed on obese individuals in order to help them achieve rapid weight loss. The risks associated with bariatric surgery fall into two main categories: those related to restricted food intake and rapid bariatric surgery weight loss and those associated with the surgical procedure itself.

Accordingly, bariatric surgery side effects can be categorized as:

  • Immediate post-operative complications
    • Infection of the wound and of the operative site  (affects around 1 in 20 patients)
    • Internal bleeding (occurs in around 1 in 100 patients)
    • Development of blood clots (occurs in around 1 in 100 patients). Clots may develop in leg veins (deep vein thrombosis) or travel up to the lungs causing a pulmonary embolism, which can be life threatening.

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