Gastric bypass surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is one of the riskiest surgeries performed. This procedure is also very common as well as one frequently resulting in harm to the patient. With that, medical malpractice lawsuits stemming from bariatric surgery are common. If you, or a loved one, has suffered injury, infection or wrongful death after gastric bypass surgery contact our medical negligence attorneys handling gastric bypass surgery malpractice lawsuits.
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Bariatric, which means weight loss, surgery is commonly referred to as gastric bypass surgery. In the procedure surgeons made structural changes to your stomach and this aids weight loss by restricting the amount of food you can consume.
Physiological changes are also made during bariatric surgery as the procedure allows you to feel fuller sooner and for a longer period of time.
Several variations of this surgery exist with one being by far the most common in the United States and the entire world. It is called Roux-En-Y-Bypass Surgery. This surgery consists of:
The other types of gastric bypass surgeries are sleeve gastrectomies, duodenal jejunal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, revisional surgery and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.
Each present their own ways of going wrong and resulting in injury to the patient.
As these common, yet very complex procedures, involve restructuring many parts of the stomach, intestines and other abdominal cavity procedures if these are not done properly leakage, bowel perforations and sepsis can occur. These can all lead to a very lengthy recovery process that causes missed time at work, pain and suffering and medical bills that far exceed the cost of the surgery.
Call our medical malpractice attorneys handling gastric bypass malpractice lawsuits. All case exams are free and there are no fees unless we recover for you either by a very favorable settlement or jury verdict.
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