I am reluctant to have a gastric bypass
I am reluctant to have a gastric bypass because I knew of someone who experienced a serious complication after gastric bypass.
First of all , complications are possible with any surgery, from tonsillectomy to transplant. Knowing that someone had a complication after a gallbladder removal or hip replacement would not likely cause you to avoid these operations if you needed them. the fact that infrequent complications can occur with gastric bypass should not cause you to avoid having this operation that can so dramatically improve your weight, health, and the quality of your life. The fact is, laparoscopic gastric bypass is very safe.