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As with any procedure, it is possible for complications to happen. However, this is uncommon. As experts in minimally invasive bariatric surgery, we take extra steps before, during, and after your procedure to help you avoid complications.
Possible complications associated with gastrectomy include:
Pushing food from your stomach to your small bowel too quickly (dumping syndrome)
Chest infections, including bronchitis and pneumonia
Nausea and vomiting
Stomach acid leaking into your esophagus, causing scarring and narrowing (stricture)
Unintended weight loss
Learn more about our doctors or call us at 650-736-5555 to make an appointment. We currently have a six-month wait for new patients. If you would like to receive care faster, your doctor may contact us directly to request a procedure.
We welcome patients visiting from outside Northern California:
Guest services can help you find local accommodations.
For international visitors, we offer special support for planning your visit.
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!