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Did A Virginia Gastric Bypass Surgery Leave You Malnourished?

On Behalf of | Feb 15, 2013 | Medical Malpractice

Did you try other weight loss options and they just didn’t work?  After researching and talking to your doctor, did you decide to undergo gastric bypass surgery?  While you may have been informed of the risks involved with the surgery, were you adequately informed of the complications that could arise after the surgery?  Gastric bypass patients are often put on a variety of supplements after their surgery, yet many are returning to their Virginia and DC doctors and hospitals with symptoms of malnutrition. The most common vitamin deficiencies in gastric bypass patients are B12, D, calcium, and iron. Read below and see if you are lacking vital nutrients as a result of your surgery:

Symptoms of malnutrition from gastric bypass surgery:

  • Extreme fatigue or tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Bleeding gums
  • Tooth decay
  • Fragile bones

Can lead to broken bones in the case of a fall or injury

  • Inability to control your body temperature

Difficulty staying warm and increased risk of hypothermia

  • Slow immune responses

Can lead to more infections and take you longer to recover from illnesses

  • Muscle weakness

Leading to decreased mobility and stamina

  • Slower reaction time

Can cause car accidents or injuries from delayed responses

  • Memory loss
  • Decreased organ function

Kidney failure, decreased lung capacity, intestinal problems, heart problems

  • Bloated abdomen
  • Abnormally dry skin
  • Depression

If you were inadequately informed of the post-surgical risks involved and wonder if you have a medical malpractice case, contact our board-certified attorneys at Shevlin Smith today.  Call us at 703-721-4233 or fill out the contact form on this page.  Let us help you navigate the road to recovery.