3 Risks Involved in Weight Loss Surgery

Educate yourself on the risks associated with surgical weight loss.
Educate yourself on the risks associated with weight loss surgery.

At Pria Wellness Center, we offer a non-surgical, science-based approach to addressing your weight concern in a safe and effective manner. We stress the importance of a non-surgical weight program because we believe it’s the best way to achieve your weight loss goals without the possibility of harming your body. This week, we’re discussing a few risks involved with weight loss surgery. Though the results may sometimes be quicker, the procedure presents dangerous hazards to your health.


A common weight loss procedure known as bariatric surgery reduces the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through the removal of a portion of the stomach. With a smaller stomach, a person can essentially feel less hunger throughout the day, allowing them to lose excessive weight. However one of the most common issues seen in bariatric surgery is malnutrition due to the fact that the stomach is too small to hold a full meal. Malnutrition can lead to a variety of other health issues including fatigue, dizziness, and mental disability.

Protein & Vitamin Deficiency

Some weight loss surgeries alter the digestive tract in order to achieve results. This alteration can lead to severe protein and vitamin deficiencies that can even be fatal if left untreated. Vitamin and protein deficiencies caused by the body’s inability to absorb nutrients can lead to heart failure or dementia.

Intolerance to Food

In some cases, during weight loss surgery recovery time, a patient can develop long-term nausea that can lead to an intolerance to food in general. Some people are unable to eat without vomiting or experience severe nausea while eating. In many post-surgery cases, the patients had to be hospitalized to avoid malnutrition.

Contact Pria Wellness Center for Lasting Weight Loss Results

For a weight loss solution with real, long-lasting results, contact Pria Wellness Center. We will comprehensively assess your current physical condition and make recommendations based on your body’s unique needs. Dr. Fernandez is board certified in obesity medicine and weight management, so you can trust that you are being taken care of by a qualified specialist. And we take a holistic approach to weight loss, working with dieticians, psychologists, personal trainers, and physicians to ensure that all of your needs are met and you keep the weight off for good. What do you have to lose except extra weight? Schedule a consultation online by clicking here, or contact the office at (410) 565-6552.

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