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Gastric Bypass Surgery Malpractice

The epidemic of obesity in America has lead to thousands of overweight people demanding bypass surgery. The increase in demand has resulted in a rash of allegedly inexperienced surgeons performing the operation even though they do not have sufficient experience.

In experienced hands, this laparoscopic surgery is safer than the traditional, more invasive surgery. However, the gastric bypass is so difficult that doctors who have performed fewer than 70-100 operations have been found to have a high rate of post-operative complications in their patients, who therefore experience a higher chance of death due to complications.

Some hospitals are allegedly allowing surgeons to operate after a weekend seminar of performing several operations while being supervised by an experienced surgeon.

Although even the most experienced surgeons will lose approximately 1 in 200 patients, the rate for inexperienced surgeons is much higher.

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Published on Jan-22-05


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Since 2003 military doctors, Severe anemia constant blood transfusions, constant IV iron transfusions ,stomach won’t absorb needed vitamins Iron, Vit -D, B-12, B-6

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Because of the surgery I have blood transfussions every 4 to 6 months, cronic anemia, stomach bleeding, severe malnutrition and many other issues.

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