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Successful means to lose life-threatening weight

Successful means to lose life-threatening weight

Gastric bypass surgery is recommended for people who are obese with a BMI exceeding 40. This procedure helps a person lose weight by altering the way the stomach and small intestine receive and assimilate food. Bariatric surgery or gastric bypass is a complicated surgery and requires expertise and experience to undertake.

Studies suggest that surgery related complications are less if the procedure is carried out by medical centers that perform more than 100 procedures each year. If you or your loved one has suffered complications and injuries due to medical negligence in a gastric bypass surgery, call our New York gastric bypass malpractice attorneys for help. They can assist you with legal options to seek the best settlement you deserve for your pain and trauma.

Gastric Bypass Surgery

The stomach is partitioned into a small pouch on the upper side and a larger pouch in the lower end. The stomach is sewn or stapled – a procedure known as “stomach stapling” is carried out to form a small pouch. The stomach is then disconnected from the small intestine near the duodenum and surgically connected to the other side of the small intestine near the jejunum.

Gastric bypass is done through laparoscopic procedure as well as through laparotomy-a large incision in the belly, when laparoscopy is not a better option.

Patients can lose allot of their extra weight in the ensuing two years after surgery and up to 20 pounds each month after surgery. The creation of a small pouch in the stomach ensures that the food intake is reduced. The weight loss is attributed to lesser absorption of calories.

Benefits of gastric bypass

Beneficial aspects of gastric bypass include:

· Relief from type II diabetes

· Relief from obesity related conditions such as asthma, arthritis and sleep apnea

· Reduced risk of cancer and heart diseases

Two types of bypass procedures are:

· Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass – RGB

· Bilio-pancreatic Diversion Gastric Bypass – BPD

Possible complications after gastric bypass surgery

Complications include:

· Pulmonary embolism

· Heart attack

· Allergic reactions

· Loss of blood

· Infections and ulcers

· Internal bleeding

Risks of gastric bypass surgery

The following risks may complicate the prognosis of the surgery:

· Stretching of the pouch – the small pouch or stomach starts expanding and reaches its pre-surgery size

· Gastric band erosion and port site infection

· Band and staple breakdown

· Stomach leaks into the abdomen – acid could absorb other organs

· Nutrition related imbalances due to the surgery

· Dumping syndrome – contents of the stomach rush into the small intestine causing sweating, nausea, diarrhea

· Rapid weight loss could form gallstones

· Metabolic bone disease due to absence of calcium absorption

· Reduced absorption of iron and vitamin B12 could lead to anemia

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Extensive bypass surgeries lead to more complications. Such patients need a structured and monitored diet program with medicine that supports their recovery.

Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff have law offices located in Astoria, Queens, New York City and two locations in Brooklyn. Our New York gastric bypass malpractice attorneys plead for the financial recovery of our clients by preparing the case well. Call 212-344-1000 and you speak to a cordial person on the other end.