The complication may vary, but the patient who has to take extreme care in order to avoid the complications of the surgery. The doctorâ€™s advises must be strictly followed after the surgery to avoid problems. Let us see some common complications of this surgery.
This is one serious complications of gastric bypass surgery and this is a mechanism to create a connection between the stomach and the bowel or two bowels itself. Normally the aim of this surgery is to create a water tight connection between the two with the help of staples.
After the surgery is done and the doctor expects that the patients natural body healing will help him in overcoming this problem. It is expected that the body reacts by forming a seal like thing. The fluid from the gastro-intestinal tract may leak into the abdominal cavity and may cause problems in the form of abscess formation.
Normally this leakage is dangerous and may cause a lot of problems to the patient. This is one of the serious problems of the gastric bypass surgery. This condition can be cured with the help of certain antibiotics or should be immediately treated. Surgery may be required for the second time to correct this problem. To prevent this problem, the patients should take the preventive medicines regularly as prescribed by the doctor.
After the gastric bypass surgery is carried out, the healing process begins and a scar tissue like thing develops. Normally it is the tissue where food passes along with liquids. When this tissue begins to contract slowly, a stage will come, when the food and the liquid will find it very difficult to pass through the tissue.
This is a serious outcome of the gastric bypass and is largely avoided by a process called gastroendoscopy or by using a balloon like material for inflating the tissue part. The doctors if needed can repeat the same process a few times to keep a check on the condition.
The patient post surgery is not allowed to eat any sugary food, but if he happens to eat one, then the sugar in the food can do a lot of damage and cause a physiological reaction leading to the rise of this condition. Usually the person feels he is getting over excited and tensed along with some problems in the stomach.
Taking rest does not help and diarrhea may be another danger for the patient. The only way to avoid this complication is to prepare a diet chart and stay away from sugary foods as much as possible.