Risks of Gastric Bypass Surgery

IMPORTANT: Gastric Bypass Surgery for obesity is a medium-risk abdominal operation similar in danger to a hysterectomy, cholecystectomy or bowel resection. The mortality risk for appendectomy or hernia repair is on the order of one death in 700 operations. With certain other operations such as those done for abdominal aortic aneurysms or certain cancers, the risk of death following surgery may be as high as one in 10. The mortality risk from surgery for obesity is one in 200. There is also about one chance in 15 of developing some complication from surgery not resulting in death. LAP-BANDA® Surgery is considered ten times safer than Gastric Bypass Surgery.

Complications of Gastric Bypass Surgery