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What are some of the risks of gastric bypass surgery?

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People who have gastric bypass surgery are at risk for:

  • Pouch stretching. The stomach gets bigger over time.
  • Breakdown of staple lines. The staples fall apart.
  • Nutritional, vitamin, and mineral deficiencies. Your body will be less able to get nutrients from food.
  • Stomal stenosis. A narrowing forms at the connection of the stomach and small intestine causing nausea, vomiting, reflux, and then an inability to eat.
  • Gallstones. Quick weight loss can make you more likely to get these.

From: Gastric Bypass Surgery WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. 

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 06, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. 

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 06, 2018

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