What are the possible adverse events associated with gastric resection procedures?

Updated: Jun 09, 2021
  • Author: Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Prevalences for adverse events with gastric resection procedures with or without bypass are approximately as follows [197] :

  • Dumping - 70%

  • Dairy intolerance - 50%

  • Constipation - 40%

  • Headaches – 40%

  • Depression - 15%

  • Hair loss - 33%

  • Vitamin B-12 deficiency - 25%

  • Incisional hernias, anemia, diarrhea, or abdominal pain - 15%

  • Arrhythmias – 10%

  • Single or multiple vitamin deficiencies not involving vitamin B-12 -10%


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