Risks of biliopancreatic diversion/duodenal switch
In the hands of an experienced surgeon this procedure is both safe and effective and is the best when it comes to weight loss. However, it is not without risks which are higher for this procedure than the other types of surgery.
There are short and long terms risks as there are with any form of surgery.
The short term risks are:
- Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot)
- Blockage: swelling of the intestine and stomach which causes difficulty in swallowing.
- Death (accounts for 1 in 100 cases)
The long term risks are:
- Malnutrition. Protein intake will need to be doubled in order to prevent this along with a daily nutritional supplement. You will need to be monitored on a regular basis to ensure that you do not develop, or at risk of developing a vitamin deficiency.
- Anaemia (malabsorption problem)
- Osteoporosis (malabsorption problem)
- Chronic diarrhoea and flatulence.
- Bloating and stomach cramps.
Biliopancreatic diversions guide sections
- Biliopancreatic diversion surgery an overview
- The benefits of Biliopancreatic diversion surgery
- The risks of Biliopancreatic diversion surgery
- Preparing for Biliopancreatic diversion surgery
- The procedure of Biliopancreatic diversion surgery
- After your surgery
- Aftercare following Biliopancreatic diversion surgery
- FAQs about Biliopancreatic diversion surgery
Weight Loss Surgery Guide
- Types of weight loss surgery
- Benefits of weight loss surgery
- Risks of Weight loss surgery
- Suitability for weight loss surgery
- Weight loss surgery criteria guidelines
- Exclusion Criteria for weight loss surgery
- Finding a obesity surgeon
- Weight loss surgery abroad
- Gastric Bypass Surgery
- Gastric band surgery
- Biliopancreatic Diversion
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Gastric Balloon
- Gastric Stimulation
- Revision weight loss Surgery
- Obesity surgery and children
- Obesity surgery and teenagers
- Obesity surgery and older people
- Obesity Surgery and pregnancy
- Costs of weight loss surgery
- Weight loss surgery on the NHS
- Paying for weight loss surgery privately
- Cosmetic Surgery After obesity surgery
- Anti obesity medication
- Duodenal Switch