Possible Complications

As with any surgery, complications may arise. There is risk with any surgery, including metabolic or bariatric surgery. Listed below are a number of possible complications experienced by post-operative metabolic/bariatric surgery patients. If at any time you experience these or other complications after surgery, please notify your metabolic/bariatric surgeon. If you feel that you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, contact 911.

Nausea and vomiting

Dehydration

Dumping Syndrome

Lactose intolerance

Hair-loss

Diarrhea

Constipation

Headaches/Dizziness