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What are the disadvantages of gastric bypass surgery?


Severe joint pain, chronic acid reflux, and a constant state of fatigue are just a few of the problems you experience because of your weight. You’ve tried over the years to shed the pounds with diets that work for a little while, but you eventually gain back the weight.

Your doctor talked to you about gastric bypass surgery to lose the weight, and while you’ve heard of success stories, you can’t help but wonder if they are too good to be true. Unfortunately, sometimes they are.

The Downside to Gastric Bypass

Some patients experience serious health risks after undergoing gastric bypass, such as malnutrition, and many patients are unaware of the other disadvantages of having the surgery, including:

  • Permanent lifestyle change. Patients can’t have the surgery and return to their normal eating habits and expect to keep off the weight. A permanent lifestyle change is required with this surgery, and if you didn’t have the willpower to abstain from certain foods before, you may not afterward.

  • New health problems. Rapid weight loss is advantageous to many, but the process can make patients prone to other health problems, such as gallstones. You may also experience severe conditions, such as anemia, chronic diarrhea, vomiting, and reflux.

  • Excess skin. Your skin stretches to form around your expanding body when you gain weight. When the fat goes away, the skin is still stretched. You may struggle with body image problems afterwards, or you may need additional surgery to get rid of the extra skin. Depending on your insurance, this operation could be an out-of-pocket expense.


Did You Suffer After Your Surgery Because of a Doctor’s Negligence?

With just the small slip of a blade, you could suffer from serious problems. If a doctor incorrectly performed your surgery or didn’t make you fully aware of all of the risks involved, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation. Contact the legal team at the Morton Law Offices today at 888.716.8021 to speak with a legal professional about your situation and find out how we may be able to help.