Risks and Complications Involved in Bariatric Surgery
General health complications may include gastric dumping syndrome in around 20 percent patients having bloating and diarrhoea post eating, requiring small meals or medication, seepages from the surgical area, incisional hernia, infections and pneumonia. Well, the risk factors or complications associated with the procedure of bariatric surgery happen to reduce a lot on being performed by well-experienced surgeon. Also, it is necessary that the surgical process should be conducted at a reputed or medical centre with proven track record. Along with this, the leaks from the surgery at well-equipped medical centres are lesser than the lower volume centres.
Metabolic bone disease established as osteopenia and ancillary hyperparathyroidism have been testified after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery because of condensed calcium absorption. The maximum amount of calcium carriers is in the duodenum. As the swallowed food might not pass from the duodenum after a bypass process, calcium points in the blood may decline, triggering secondary hyperparathyroidism, surge in bone turnover, and a reduction in bone mass. There is also a possibility of increased risk of fracture that has been oftenly connected with bariatric surgery.