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Trauma in a Gastric Bypass Surgery due to Medical Negligence

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Failure to Diagnose on Wednesday, November 04, 2015.

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery

A gastric bypass surgery is recommended for people who need to shed large amounts of weight in order to live a healthy life. It involves rerouting of the intestines to change the path of food being processed in the digestive system. As applicable for every surgery, a gastric bypass comes with its own risks and concerns for the patient. It is an invasive and a complicated operation that needs a skilled and experienced surgical team in combination with extensive and advanced surgical techniques.

Techniques of Gastric Bypass Surgery

A gastric bypass can be done surgically or laparoscopically. During a surgical approach to performing a gastric bypass, the surgeon divides the stomach into an upper and lower section. The upper division is called a pouch, and is changed into the section that holds food after surgery. The lower section is circumvented and connected to the intestines. This way, the capacity of the stomach is brought down, thus reducing the amount of food being consumed.

On the other hand, a laparoscopic method is less invasive, and involves lesser room for malpractice. It also decreases the risk of scarring and hernias developing after the procedure. In this method, small incisions are made and a camera is used to determine the status of the obstruction and the doctors perform the required corrective actions, without the need for surgical interventions.

Symptoms of Gastric Bypass Malpractice

An act of negligence or malpractice during a gastric bypass surgery may reflect in different ways on the patient's health after the surgery. Some of these signs include:

· Digestive complications

· Detachment of the intestines after being reattached

· Post-surgery infections

· Iron deficiency

· Reduced intake of nutrients

· Mineral deficiency

· Marginal ulcerations

· Protein deficiency

· Gallstones

· Intestinal bleeding

· Gastritis

Gastric Bypass Malpractice

Gastric bypass malpractice is commonly encountered while treating hernias. Gastric bypass patients may also require further follow-up surgeries as they run the risk of developing gallstones from the surgery. Malpractice during a gastric bypass may also occur due to leaks, infections and ulcers such as thrombo-phlebitis. An inexperienced surgeon or member on the surgical team can be responsible for an act of negligence such as improper administration of anesthesia, careless use of surgical equipment, failure to remove the blockage completely, and others.

With the current rate of technological advancement, surgeons are facilitated with the highest standards of equipment and automation that enables them to minimize the room for errors to almost zero. However, when the expected level of care is not extended by the medical team, the malpractice can cost the patient his ability to lead a normal life, or life itself.

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If you have suffered due to a gastric bypass malpractice, contact the New York City medical malpractice attorneys to have efficient and reassuring legal representatives fight your case. Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff (RMFW) have law offices located in Astoria, Queens, New York City, and two locations in Brooklyn.

Negligence of your healthcare providers or the hospital need not rob you of your peace and happiness. RMFW Law attorneys have won millions of dollars fighting medical malpractice cases. Call our attorneys and find out how you can become one such beneficiary. Call 212 697 9280 now! The first consultation is free.

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