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Stomach Surgery

Side Effects of Stomach Surgery

As with every surgical procedure, patients should understand the risks and side effects of stomach surgery before undergoing the procedure. Each patient experiences different side effects. It’s important to speak with your doctor about what to expect.
 
These are some of the risks of surgery and the possible side effects of stomach surgery:
  • Reaction to the anesthesia medication(s)
  • Trouble breathing due to anesthesia medication
  • Bleeding and infection at the incision site
  • Blood clots
  • Gastritis (inflammation in the stomach lining)
  • Heartburn, vomiting, nausea
  • Ulcers in the stomach
  • Injury to other organs during surgery 
  • Scarring inside the belly
  • Dumping syndrome (diarrhea, abdominal pain and lightheadedness)
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Osteoporosis