Risks and Complications of Fobi Pouch Gastric Bypass to Reduce Obesity
Longer operation, nutritional deficiency
risks, bowel problems
Risks & Benefits | Gastric Bypass
Surgery | Biliopancreatic
Diversion | Roux-en-Y
Risks and Complications of Fobi Pouch Gastric Bypass
Judging the complications and risks of stomach bypass obesity treatment like Fobi Pouch, involves an assessment of operative, perioperative and long term complications. Also, the risks of gastric bypass must also be weighed against the known health risks of severe obesity.
More Complex Surgical Procedure
The Fobi Pouch stomach bypass operation is longer and more complicated than other gastric bypass surgeries. Surgeons consider that the rate of perioperative complications (about 10 percent) is more than compensated for by improved weight loss.
Regular Risks of Gastric Bypass
Fobi Pouch gastric bypass carries the risk of several regular post-operative bypass side effects, such as dumping syndrome, vomiting and diarrhea, as well as more serious complications such as pulmonary problems and deep thrombophlebitis. Later, other complications may arise which may necessitate another operation.
After all malabsorption surgeries, like Fobi Pouch bypass, there is a period of intestinal adaptation during which bowel movements can be liquid and frequent. This bowel complaint, frequently accompanied by bloating, gas and foul smelling stools may reduce with time, but occasionally is a permanent condition.
Fobi Pouch surgery leads to deficiencies in fat soluble vitamins, vitamin B12, iron and calcium. Patients are placed on a life long program of nutritional supplements and yearly monitoring is necessary.
Eating Guidelines After Fobi Pouch Gastric Bypass
After undergoing stomach by-pass surgery, patients should eat small meals frequently throughout the day, as their new smaller stomach cannot accommodate large meals. Neither can the new stomach tolerate large amounts of fat, alcohol, or sugar. So for optimum weight loss and minimum side effects after Fobi Pouch surgery, it is essential that patients reduce fat intake, especially fast food meals and deep-fried foods, as well as high-sugar foods like cakes, cookies, and candy.
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