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Bariatric Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery Complications and Risks



Gastric bypass complications during surgery

Gastric bypass is a complicated surgery, which means a higher risk of complications when compared to LAP-BAND®. However, because of our experience and commitment to excellence, our incidence of complications is much lower than the national standards. But, as with all major surgeries, there is a slight risk of death: national average: 0.4 percent; Bariatric Center for the Rockies: 0 percent.

Risks and Complications After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Long-term risks and complications of gastric bypass surgery include:

  • Vitamin and/or mineral deficiency
  • DehydrationIntolerance to sugar, which can lead to dumping syndrome.

All of these gastric bypass surgery complications are preventable by following the suggested diet and vitamin supplement plan.


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