What are the most common complications of the Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass and adjustable gastric band procedures?
Although the incisions may be very small, this is a still a major surgical procedure. All operations have some risk of complications. Some are as minor as a small wound infection; some are as major as death. We offer this procedure to people whose risk of remaining morbidly obese is higher than the risks associated with the operation. With thorough preoperative testing, careful surgical technique, and close postoperative care and follow-up, we make every effort to avoid complications. However, the risk of complications always exists. We have listed some of the risks of remaining obese in a preceding section of this guide. In order to make an informed decision about having this operation, each candidate must be aware of the possible complications of surgery. A list of the most commonly occurring complications are provided below. It is by no means exhaustive. Possible complications are grouped by the expected time of occurrence, but some may happen at unexpected times.