The Complications of Obesity Surgery
Mon - July 24, 2006 11:38 am  |  Article Hits:4590  |  A+ | a-
The new study, that was conducted through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, examined insurance claims data for many 2,500 people under age 65 who had weight-loss surgery in 2001 and 2002. The death rate was only two per thousand patients. But 22 percent of the patients suffered complications throughout their initial remain in a healthcare facility, and that number rose to 40 % throughout the first 6 months after discharge.

The complications ranged in the relatively routine, like diarrhea and vomiting, to more severe leakage of gastric fluids, abdominal hernias and infections. The report found that laparoscopic bariatric surgery, which requires only small incisions, were built with a lower complication rate. So as laparoscopy increasingly becomes a favored mode of treatment, complications should come down