Shocking Gastric Bypass Complication

Of course this rare outcome would be a risk of any operation and isn’t specific to gastric bypass:

Woman, 22, Suspected to Have One-in-a-Million Disease After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Doctors suspect a 22-year-old Virginia woman contracted the human variant of mad cow disease shortly after she had gastric bypass surgery, WAVY-TV reports.

“Tainted medical instruments and certain medical procedures” have been blamed. The patient died on April 10th three months after the operation.



2 thoughts on “Shocking Gastric Bypass Complication

  1. So, I searched for “Gastric Bypass” and this was the #1 returned result. I suppose I’ll take some comfort in the technicality that it is a risk of any post-op situation….but gee, feeling good about my surgery date coming up right about now! >_<

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