Gastric Banding

Gastric Banding

Risks of Surgery

Gastric band surgery is linked to a relatively low rate of both serious complications and mortality. And similar to other forms of bariatric surgery, it frequently leads to a considerable improvement in obesity health problems.

Just like any other surgical procedure, gastric banding does carry some risks.

Possible complications include:

  • Infections
  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Narrowing of the pouch
  • Hernia and ulcers
  • Gastric band may slip partly out of place
  • Poor nutrition
  • Vomiting from eating more than your stomach pouch can hold
  • Injury to nearby organs during surgery