A new study came out recently that compared the risks of laproscopic gastric bypass surgery with open. This article sums it up best:
Gastric Bypass Surgery: Laproscopic Or Open Procedure
By: Vickie Richter
Published: Tuesday, 22 July 2008
If you are one of the millions of people in the United States living with morbid obesity, one of the options to consider is bariatric surgery, often referred to as weight loss surgery. In the last 6 years more than 800,000 people who have had no long-term weight loss success through other means, have chosen this procedure to transform their lives.
This is something that anyone considering weight loss surgery MUST seriously consider. It is perhaps the most sobering of all risks, because this gastric bypass surgery complication can sneak up on you without much warning. And the consequences are dire.
The “bypass” part of gastric bypass involves bypassing the first section of the large intestine. This is where a good bit of your nutrients are absorbed into your bloodstream.
So you have to be very diligent about taking supplements FOREVER in order to prevent serious deficiencies. Life-altering deficiencies. Life-ENDING deficiencies. Continue reading