As with any surgery, there can be immediate and long-term complications and risks. Over the last 20 years, we found that weight loss surgery has become increasingly safe. In fact, we are finding now that the major complication rate with weight loss surgery is around 1%.
When you look at the diseases that most patients live with such as diabetes, heart disease, renal problems, and sleep apnea, it’s by far safer now to have surgery than to live with these medical problems.
Possible risks can include, but are not limited to: