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Health Tip: Planning Obesity Surgery?

Possible complications to consider

(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.
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