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Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery Risks & Benefits

In what is commonly referred to as “open” surgery, surgeons have traditionally made an incision large enough to expose the organs operated on during the procedure.

Within the last decade, however, new minimally invasive surgical techniques have revolutionized many procedures by enabling surgeons to reach the same internal organs through a series of small incisions, reducing bariatric surgery risks.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery are:

  • smaller incision
  • fewer wound complications
  • reduced hospital stay
  • shorter recovery period
  • less pain
  • decreased need for pain medication
  • cosmetic

Risks and Possible Complications of LapBand

We wish to emphasize to our patients that all bariatric surgery operations are major procedures and have serious risk. The national average death rate for bariatric surgery is 0.5%. The following list outlines some risks, but is far from exhaustive.

  • Operative
  • Short-Term
  • Long Term
  • Death
  • Weight Gain
  • Anesthesia
  • Slippage/Prolapse
  • Injury to Other Organs
  • Vomiting
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Frothing
  • Bleeding
  • Tube Leakage
  • Respiratory
  • Erosion
  • Abcess
  • Port-Dislodgement
  • Pneumonia
  • Mechanical Failture
  • Infection
  • Esophogeal Dysfunction
  • Blood Clots (DVT/PE)
  • Infection
  • Re-operation

Risks and Possible Complications of Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass and Duodenal Switch

  • Operative
  • Short-Term
  • Long Term
  • Death
  • Weight Gain
  • Anesthesia
  • Stricture
  • Malnutrition
  • Injury to Other Organs
  • Vomiting
  • Calcium Deficiency
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Frothing
  • Anemia
  • Bleeding
  • Ulcer
  • Hernia
  • Respiratory
  • Dumping
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Leak
  • Obstruction
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Abcess
  • Re-operation
  • Fistula
  • Pneumonia
  • Ulcer
  • Infection
  • Leak
  • Blood Clots (DVT/PE)

Re-operation

While the occurrence of most of these issues are rare, we want to emphasize that these procedures should only be done by a highly-qualified surgeon when other weight loss alternatives have been exhausted.

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Manhattan Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery Program

The Lenox Hill Hospital/Manhattan Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery Program specializes in minimally invasive weight loss surgery options for obese and morbidly obese weight loss patients.

Represented by New York weight loss surgeons Dr. Mitchell Roslin, Dr. Edward Yatco,
Dr. Jonathan Wong, and Dr. Julio Teixeira, MMIBS specializes in gastric Sleeve, gastric bypass surgery (laparoscopic and open), duodenal switch and the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding Systemal along with revisional surgery.

MMIBS weight loss in New York offers a surgical support team that takes a comprehensive approach to weight loss surgery. The team includes full pre-operative education, nutritional counseling, exercise guidance, and individual and group counseling opportunities.