Dr. Gonzalez describes the complications that can arise during gastric bypass surgery.
Well, the complications and warning signs are broken up into the ones that you may see initially, immediately after surgery, will be in the hospital, and those are obviously followed and monitored closely by the nursing staff. Things like an elevated heart rate, the patients get palpitations, maybe the drain that’s left in the patient changes a different color, maybe a bright red, a sign of bleeding.
Later on, as the patient goes home, if they are vomiting, that’s a warning sign, if they have abdominal pain. Most patients when they go home, they really don’t even have any more pain in their abdomen. They won’t be taking more than a Tylenol. So if the patient is vomiting, the patient is having abdominal pain, feels ill, feverish, those are the warning signs, definitely.
About Dr. Gonzalez, M.D.:
Anthony Gonzalez, M.D., is a general and bariatric surgeon at the Baptist Hospital of Miami and South Miami Hospital. He has been practicing medicine for more than 10 years and focuses his interest on bariatric surgery and laparoscopic surgery.