Dr. T. Karl Byrne says each procedure has different risks associated with it, though one of the most common is a pulmonary embolus.
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Each procedure has a different risk attached to it from the technical point of view. The common is killer nationwide and patient to have the surgery is pulmonary emblaze or blood clot which can travel to the lungs. After that the gastric bypass risk involved leak from one of the hook ups inside the abdomen, abscess formation, peritonitis, bleeding, vowel obstruction which are all well known and well documented. With the lap bond the procedure itself is the central procedure in terms of the surgical aspects of and the complication are less catastrophic than they will be with the gastric bypass. I mean they would include the bond slippage at bond erosion of the stomach. port problems because the bond is attach to the subcutaneous port and so on. So less catastrophic, but there again you step out a procedure with less morbidity for less weight loss because the bond doesn’t work quite as well for weight loss as far as we can tell as the gastric bypass procedure does. There has been some recent data that I suggest that more obese patient are very prone to cancer that it can intervene with the obesity early on with their cancerous is significantly decrease. There's several studies that will indicate that Type 2 diabetics are cured, , 86% of Type 2 diabetes will be cured or improved by these procedures. Same goes for hypertension patients with high blood pressure are cured or can at least reduce the medications. Patients with sleep apnea, 90% of them are cured from their sleep apnea with the weight loss. So there are excellent data now given all the experience we’ve have with these procedures over the course of the last ten years which indicate that these procedures are cost effective and reduced health care dollars overall and actually save peoples lives. The recent study indicates that if you compare the patients that have a bariatric procedure compare to controls overtime over, a five year period the patients would not have the surgery are way more likely to die the patients of had the complications of their obesity reverse by an operation.
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