Question 4. What Are The Risks Of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy?

There are risks that are common to any laparoscopic procedure such as bleeding, infection, injury to other organs, or the need to convert to an open procedure.

There is also a small risk of a leak from the staple line used to divide the stomach. These problems are rare and major complications occur less than 1% of the time. 

Overall, the operative risks associated with LSG are slightly higher than those seen with the laparoscopic adjustable band or laparscopic gastric plication (LGCP) but lower than the risks associated with gastric bypass.

BSC Surgeons will discuss in details the risks of every procedure.