Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Over time, you may have problems from poor nutrition. Some vitamin and minerals may not be well absorbed, because a large portion of your stomach has been removed. You should expect to work with your doctor over a long period of time to prevent problems.
Risks common to all surgeries for weight loss include an infection in the incision, a leak from the stomach into the abdominal cavity (resulting in an infection called Reference peritonitis Opens New Window), and a blood clot in the lung (Reference pulmonary embolism Opens New Window). Some people develop Reference gallstones Opens New Window or a nutritional deficiency condition such as Reference anemia Opens New Window or Reference osteoporosis Opens New Window.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: April 6, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Ali Tavakkolizadeh, MD, FRCSC - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery