Table 4—

Complications following weight loss surgery

Laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Anastomotic leak0–4.4%
    Deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism0–1.3%
    Symptomatic cholelithiasis0–3.8%
    Bleeding0.6–4%
    Anastomotic stricture2.0–11.4%
    Bowel obstruction2.9–10.5%
    Incisional hernia0–1.8%
    Wound infection0–8.7%
    Internal hernia
    Conversion to open procedure0–8%
    Mortality0–3.3%
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band
    Gastric prolapse2.2–24%
    Gastric outlet obstruction0–14%
    Esophageal dilation0–71%
    Gastric band erosion0–2.8%
    Device leak0.4–7%
    Infection0.3–8.8%
    Need for revision1–13.5%
    Conversion to open procedure0–3.1%
    Mortality0–0.7%
  • Data from selected series data (31–35,37,41,57–61,63–72).