Is Bariatric Surgery Safe with Scar Tissue / Adhesions Present?

by Shannon P
(Fort Lauderdale, FL)

I had smart lipo about 8 years ago and gulf stones removed 4 years ago. I was told I had a lot of scar tissue damage / adhesions.

Would that stop me from having gastric sleeve or any other type of weight loss surgery?

Are there any additional risks as a result?

What else should I know?

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Surgeon Response to "Is Bariatric Surgery Safe with Scar Tissue / Adhesions Present"

by: John Rabkin, M.D., Pacific Laparoscopy


The "scar tissue" that you reference are post-surgical adhesions which is a natural occurrence after surgery and is part of the normal healing process.

Although there may be some adhesions ("scar tissue") that your surgeon will address at the time of your weight loss surgery, this should not be a significant issue for him/her and is not a significant additional risk to you should you undergo weight loss surgery.

John Rabkin,
M.D. Pacific Laparoscopy


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