Bariatric surgery - gastric bypass; Roux-en-Y gastric bypass; Gastric bypass - Roux-en-Y
Gastric bypass is major surgery and has many risks. Some of these risks are very serious. You should discuss these with your surgeon.
The risk of surgery itself or for problems after surgery may be greater than normal if you are:
Risks for any anesthesia include:
Risks for any surgery include:
Risks or problems that may occur during or soon after gastric bypass surgery include:
The risks or problems of weight-loss surgery that may occur over time include:
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