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WLS surgery complications



The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery created a PDF poster describing emergency room treatment procedures for complications from weight loss surgery.

I'm glad that the poster exists, but it's scary to see all the things that can go wrong. Also I know it doesn't cover everything (such as nutritional deficiencies).

I wonder how many people considering WLS are given this information.

http://www.asmbs.org/download/er_poster/ASMBS_ER_Poster9-20-10.pdf

Local copy


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mjlayman
Mar. 17th, 2011 12:41 am (UTC)
I've seen those cautions in the health part of the local NBC station's broadcast, but it's probably not as good as handing out flyers.
living400lbs
Mar. 17th, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
Interesting. It's focused on the life-threatening emergencies that bring a WLS vet into the ER, not general complications - but even so, it's pretty scary.
suzanne
Mar. 18th, 2011 06:09 am (UTC)
*shudders*
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