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Bariatric surgeries compared: death rate, lifetime complications, weight-loss rate, cost.

Gastric sleeve, Gastric bypass, Duodenal switch and Gastric banding are dangerous with terrible life-time complications

Dangerous Bariatric surgeries

Gastric Bypass Surgery

A surgical procedure in which the stomach is divided into a small upper pouch and a much larger lower “remnant” pouch and then the small intestine is rearranged to connect to both.

gastric bypass surgery very high mortality rate many complications bad side effects death

Complications/long-term risks

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Anesthesia-related risks
  • Chronic nausea and vomiting
  • Dilation of esophagus
  • Inability to eat certain foods
  • Infection
  • Weight gain or failure to lose weight
  • Dumping syndrome
  • Gallstones (risk increases with rapid or substantial weight loss)
  • Hernia
  • Internal bleeding or profuse bleeding of the surgical wound
  • Leakage
  • Perforation of stomach or intestines
  • Pouch/anastomotic obstruction or bowel obstruction
  • Protein or calorie malnutrition
  • Pulmonary and/or cardiac problems
  • Skin separation
  • Spleen or other organ injury
  • Stomach or intestine ulceration
  • Stricture
  • Vitamin or iron deficiency

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

A surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 15% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature. The result is a sleeve or tube like structure.

gastric sleeve surgery complications death side effects bad

Complications/long-term risks:

  • Indigestion (Dyspepsia)
  • Intolerance to certain foods
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiency
  • Sagging Skin
  • Blood clots
  • Gallstones (risk increases with rapid or substantial weight loss)
  • Hernia
  • Internal bleeding or profuse bleeding of the surgical wound
  • Leakage
  • Perforation of stomach or intestines
  • Stricture

Gastric Band Surgery

A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, commonly called a lap-band, A band, or LAGB, is an inflatable silicone device placed around the top portion of the stomach to treat obesity, intended to decrease food consumption.

Often 70% of those who do have the surgery do not manage to lose excessive amounts of weight, regain weight, and have the lap-band removed after ten years of the initial surgery.

gastric band surgery 1 in 350 dies too many complications not good for weight loss bad side effects

Complications/long-term risks:

  • Blood clots
  • Bowel function changes
  • Bowel perforations
  • Esophageal dilation
  • Food trapping
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Indigestion (Dyspepsia)
  • Food intolerance, nausea
  • Pneumonia
  • Pouch dilation
  • Persistent gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Port prominence
  • Port malfunction
  • Band slippage
  • Late port infection
  • Band erosion
  • Stomach obstruction

Duodenal switch

Also known as biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch or gastric reduction duodenal switch, is a weight loss surgery procedure that is composed of a restrictive and a malabsorptive aspect.

duodenal switch dangerous 1 in 300 dies many complications death

Complications/long-term risks:

  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Infection
  • Malnutrition
  • Pain
  • Staple line leak
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Dumping syndrome, causing diarrhea, nausea or vomiting
  • Gallstones
  • Hernias
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Stomach perforation
  • Ulcers