Serious surgical complications is very uncommon and is only a major concern for patients who are at high risk for surgery due to advanced age, a heart condition, severe diabetes or limited mobility. The risk of serious complications runs between 1-3% for most patients. These complications are typically straightforward problems that can be very frightening, but is rarely life threatening. Complications can include:

  • Heartburn/ Gerd
  • Vomiting
  • Iron Deficiency
  • Bowel Obstruction/ Internal Hernia
  • Marginal Ulcers
  • Hair Loss
  • Taste Changes
  • Gallstones
  • Alcoholism