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Risks of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Weight Loss Surgery
Monday, December 06, 2010 12:25 pm Email this article
The risk of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass weight loss surgery include "infrequent but serious surgical complications, eg, pulmonary embolism, intestinal leak, wound infection, and staple line failure; long-term deficiencies of iron, calcium, vitamin B12, and vitamin D; and the possibility of weight regain, [although the] benefits have been found to outweigh these risks," according to a new review paper on weight loss surgery by George Blackburn from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass.
Blackburn G. Solutions in weight control: lessons from gastric surgery. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005 Jul, 82(1):248S-52S.
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA
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