(HealthDay News) -- Obesity surgery helps severely obese people lose weight by reducing the size of the stomach, by bypassing a portion of the body's digestive system, or a combination of these procedures.
But the American Obesity Association warns that the surgery does have potential risks. Here are some factors to consider on the association's list of possible complications:
- Nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain from overeating.
- Gastrointestinal fluids leaking into the abdominal area.
- Restrictive bands slipping out of place or eroding.
- Restrictive staples detaching or eroding.