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I really want to undergo the surgery, but I’m scared. Are bariatric surgeries too risky?

Every surgical procedure in the field of medicine naturally includes a risk. However, contrary to what is believed, the risk of bariatric surgeries is not too different from other intra-abdominal surgeries. The risk of mortality due to bariatric surgeries is 0.1%. Bleeding (2%), leakage from the anastomosis line of the stomach (1-2%) and clot formation in the leg veins (0.1%) are other procedure-specific complications. The most important parameter to minimize these complication rates is the experience of surgical team. It should not be forgotten that the risk of bariatric surgeries is much lower than the risk of being morbidly obese.