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:
- 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