Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy should be thought of as major surgeries. Although both are performed laparoscopically via small incisions, making them “small surgery on the outside,” they are both “big surgery on the inside.”

Risks include, but are not limited to: leaks, bleeding, blood clots (PE or DVT), nausea, vomiting, dehydration, reflux (GERD), vitamin and mineral deficiencies, excessive weight loss, not enough weight loss, ulcers, heart or lung complications, and death.