The Daunting Risks of Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery

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Doctors and health consultants across the globe have the view that laparoscopic obesity surgery is one of the most effective weight reduction treatments. Yes, the procedure is minimally-invasive and allows you to recover quicker than other surgeries. But like most of the other surgeries, this bariatric surgery has a list of daunting risks.

The complications of laparoscopic treatment are generally experienced in the post-surgery period. Though the death-rate is less than two percent, the complications are suffered by 3 out of every 10 patients that undergo this surgery. Most of the complications occur if you ignore the prescribed diet upon the surgery. However, some complications may happen due to minor mistakes during the treatment. With that said, here are some daunting, post-surgery risks of laparoscopic obesity surgery.

  • Dumping Syndrome: This is a common complication that you may face years after the surgery. The surgical treatment changes the digestive composition of your body; hence, when you consume high-calorie diet, your stomach dumps it directly into the intestines. This syndrome triggers sweating, vomiting, nausea and diarrhea.
  • Gallstones: Many obese patients have gallstones. If these stones are not removed at the time of bariatric surgery, you may have to go for another surgery in the post-surgery period. Generally, doctors remove gall bladder before performing a weight loss surgery.
  • Nausea: The probability of experiencing nausea and vomiting after meals is quite high after you undergo the laparoscopic obesity surgery. Usually, patients get nauseated if they eat very quickly or don’t chew the food properly. In some cases, it is also triggered by eating too much at a time.
  • Further Surgeries: It is not recommended to undergo other surgeries after going for this surgical treatment. As a matter of fact, if a woman gets pregnant few months after this surgery, her body conditions are monitored by a doctor throughout her pregnancy period. Moreover, secondary surgeries involve higher risks of serious health crisis and death.
  • Malnutrition and Dehydration: Patients are suggested to consume a prescribed diet after undergoing a surgical treatment. If you fail to consume proper nutrients, your body may become weak. In addition to this, it is not allowed to consume fluids just after eating a meal. If you have the habit of consuming fluids after your meals, you may feel dehydrated.

The risks of bariatric surgery in the post-surgery period can be avoided by eating proper meals and performing physical activities. However, you must consult a physician whenever you experience a complication after the surgery. Remember, minor complications can result in major health crisis.



Source by Richard Byatt

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