This is very serious surgery, with a high risk for medical malpractice, and patients need to take it very seriously. Investigate your surgeon. Find out his experience and current volume of cases. Make sure he does not crowd too many cases into one day. Make sure he has adequate experience with the exact type of surgery proposed for you. Ask him if he tracks his complication rate and to give you details: such as percentage of patient deaths, percentage of re-operations, percentage of failures to lose significant weight.
Make sure the hospital is part of the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network. This has the highest standards for patient safety of the various groups that accredit bariatric surgery.
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