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What are the risks?

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No major surgery is without risk and there is a 0.5 percent mortality (death) rate nationally for weight loss surgery.

Risks for both Lap-Band® and gastric bypass include:
  • Blood clots in the lungs
  • Complications from anesthesia and medications
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Wound infection


Additional risks for each procedure will be discussed at the patient's initial consult with one of our surgeons.