Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery Risks & Benefits

In what is commonly referred to as “open” surgery, surgeons have traditionally made an incision large enough to expose the organs operated on during the procedure.

Within the last decade, however, new minimally invasive surgical techniques have revolutionized many procedures by enabling surgeons to reach the same internal organs through a series of small incisions, reducing bariatric surgery risks.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery are:

  • smaller incision
  • fewer wound complications
  • reduced hospital stay
  • shorter recovery period
  • less pain
  • decreased need for pain medication
  • cosmetic

Risks and Possible Complications of LapBand

We wish to emphasize to our patients that all bariatric surgery operations are major procedures and have serious risk. The national average death rate for bariatric surgery is 0.5%. The following list outlines some risks, but is far from exhaustive.

  • Operative
  • Short-Term
  • Long Term
  • Death
  • Weight Gain
  • Anesthesia
  • Slippage/Prolapse
  • Injury to Other Organs
  • Vomiting
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Frothing
  • Bleeding
  • Tube Leakage
  • Respiratory
  • Erosion
  • Abcess
  • Port-Dislodgement
  • Pneumonia
  • Mechanical Failture
  • Infection
  • Esophogeal Dysfunction
  • Blood Clots (DVT/PE)
  • Infection
  • Re-operation

Risks and Possible Complications of Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass and Duodenal Switch

  • Operative
  • Short-Term
  • Long Term
  • Death
  • Weight Gain
  • Anesthesia
  • Stricture
  • Malnutrition
  • Injury to Other Organs
  • Vomiting
  • Calcium Deficiency
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Frothing
  • Anemia
  • Bleeding
  • Ulcer
  • Hernia
  • Respiratory
  • Dumping
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Leak
  • Obstruction
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Abcess
  • Re-operation
  • Fistula
  • Pneumonia
  • Ulcer
  • Infection
  • Leak
  • Blood Clots (DVT/PE)

Re-operation

While the occurrence of most of these issues are rare, we want to emphasize that these procedures should only be done by a highly-qualified surgeon when other weight loss alternatives have been exhausted.

If you have any concerns about bariatric surgery risks, register for one of our free informational seminars or give us a call at 1-888-949-9344.

Why Affordable Advanced Bariatrics Association?

Weight Loss surgery can be very expensive and sometimes not covered by insurance or the patient has to wait a long period to qualify for surgery.   The average weight loss surgery can average ($18,000 – $30,000), but in Mexico, weight loss surgery can be done as low as $4500.  Top trained and certified surgeons perform weight loss surgeries with permission.   Prices are all inclusive:   two-day hospital stay, x rays, lab work, EKG, surgery, anesthesia, medication, leak test, one day top rated hotel stay and ground transportation to and from San Diego airport is included.   Your safety is assured with friendly English speaking staff.

We do surgery at a certified bariatric hospital and you will have hotel accommodations in a top rated hotel.   The hospital is only a few minutes from the border and San Diego airport.   We provide safe friendly ground transportation to and from the hospital.   The staff at the hospital is friendly and knowledgeable.  Our patient advocate is available 24 hrs a day to answer questions.   We strive to provide the best hospital experience at a very reasonable price.   You will love your experience with us.    Everything is arranged and done for you, the only thing you need to do is to arrange your flight to the San Diego airport.  A real piece of mind and assurance that you will be taken care of from start to finish.

Take action today and contact us.  We can arrange surgery quickly for you.   Change your life for the good!