Gastric Bypass Case Study

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162 words

Dangers of Gastric Bypass and Lap-Band Procedures 1There are dangers involved with Gastric Bypass surgery. Case studies show high insulin levels following meals, confusion, shaking, sweating, headaches and black outs. The patients eventually needed partial or complete removal of the pancreas, in order to prevent dangerous declines in blood glucose. Patients also experienced Dumping Syndrome, when the small intestine fills too quickly with undigested food from the stomach which can cause abdominal cramp and diarrhea. Other research has uncovered a higher-than-expected risk of death following surgery for obesity, even among younger patients. 2Lap-Band surgery carries risks

In this essay, the author

  • Explains the dangers of gastric bypass and lap-band procedures, including high insulin levels, confusion, shaking, sweating, headaches, and blackouts.
  • Explains that lap-band surgery carries risks such as bleeding, infection inside the abdomen, blood clots in the legs which can travel to the lungs, perforation of the stomach or esophagus during surgery, spleen or liver damage and death.
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