The best approach to bariatric surgery calls for discussion of the following with your doctor:
Complications of Bariatric Surgery
As with any surgery, there are immediate and long-term complications and risks. Your healthcare team can speak with you further about the benefits and risks. Possible risks can include, but are not limited to:
Possible Side Effects
Why Would I Have an Open Procedure?
In some patients, the laparoscopic or minimally invasive approach to surgery cannot be used. Here are reasons why you may have an open procedure, or that may lead your surgeon to switch during the procedure from laparoscopic to open:
The decision to convert to an open procedure is a judgment call made by your surgeon either before or during the actual operation and is based on patient safety.