6118 patients underwent primary bariatric surgery. 18 deaths (0.3%) occurred within 30-days of surgery. The most common cause of death was sepsis (33% of deaths), followed by cardiac causes (28%) and pulmonary embolism (17%).
What are the chances of dying from gastric bypass?
Patients undergoing bariatric surgery had a 1-year case fatality rate of approximately 1% and a 5-year case fatality rate of nearly 6%. Less than 1% of bariatric surgery patients died within the first 30 days after the procedure.
Can gastric bypass surgery kill you?
Can it kill you? A: All surgery has risks, including gastric band surgery. Almost all patients will survive the surgery, but the risks increase after surgery. We know that patients have died as a result of gastric bands, including some patients who were not so overweight that their obesity would have killed them.
Does gastric bypass shorten life expectancy?
For most severely obese diabetic patients, bariatric surgery increases life expectancy; however, in our model, surgery results in a loss of life expectancy for those with extremely high BMIs over 60 kg/m2.
How painful is bariatric surgery?
You will have some belly pain. You may need pain medicine for the first week or so after surgery. The cuts (incisions) that the doctor made may be tender and sore. Because the surgery makes your stomach smaller, you will get full more quickly when you eat.
How long does it take to poop after bariatric surgery?
After surgery, you may be going only every other day. As a general rule, if you have not had bowel movement in 2 to 3 days or if going becomes painful or uncomfortable, contact your doctor. As with any medical condition, you should always consult with your doctor before beginning a specific treatment.
How long is hospital stay for bariatric surgery?
Patients spend an average of two to five days in the hospital following bariatric surgery, or longer if complications develop. Patients who undergo laparoscopic bariatric surgery usually have a shorter hospital stay.
What should I watch after gastric bypass?
To varying degrees, it is normal to experience fatigue, nausea and vomiting, sleeplessness, surgical pain, weakness, light-headedness, loss of appetite, gas pain, flatulence, loose stools and emotional ups and downs in the early days and weeks after surgery.
How painful is gastric bypass recovery?
You may feel pain at your incision site or from the position your body was in during surgery. Some patients also experience neck and shoulder pain after laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Your comfort is very important to us.