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As specialists we are proud to have some of the safest and best outcomes in the nation, with a ZERO mortality rate to date and nationally recognized as a center of excellence.  However, complications are associated with any surgical procedure.    

Risks Associated with Bariatric Surgery include but are not limited to:
-  Bleeding  
-  Pain   
-  Pneumonia  
-  Complications due to anesthesia and medications  
-  Deep vein thrombosis  
-  Injury to stomach, esophagus, or surrounding organs  
-  Infection  
-  Blood clots 
-  Stroke or heart attack  
-  Death  
-  Constipation or diarrhea  
-  Dehydration  
-  Gallstones
-  Bowel obstruction  
-  Stretching of the stomach   
-  Vomiting and nausea  
-  Ulcer
-  Protein Deficiency, Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency

Note: Risks are associated with any type of surgery, including abdominal surgery. 

Risks Associated with Gastric Banding

-  Migration of implant (band erosion, band slippage)  
-  Tubing-related complications (port disconnection, tubing kinking)  
-  Band leak  
-  Esophageal spasm, dilitation 
-  Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), although most patients experience improvement in reflux.  
-  Port-site infection






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