Hi, I am a mum, wife, nurse and obese! I am looking into a gastric bypass, they cost enough!!! But I think it will be worth it. Any comments??
Oct 24, '05
by Tweety, BSN
The latest studies out this past week show that 40% of gastric bypass patients are readmitted into the hospital within 2 years for complications. That isn't good odds. I would seriously weight the risks and benefits, and make sure you go to a reputable doctor who has done the procedure many times with success.
I had a good friend that had it done, and was readmitted a couple of months later with a large plural effusion, needed a chest tube. But has been doing well since then with greater than 100 lb. weight loss. He has no regrets.
I recently took care of a patient who was readmitted with dehydration and urosepsis.
Good luck. I know it's not a decision you come to lightly, and it sounds like you've been on a roller coaster ride.
Last edit by Tweety on Oct 24, '05