Coastal Center Gastric Bypass Outcomes and Complications

Laparoscopic gastric bypass carries some risks of major complication. Greatest among these is leak and pulmonary embolism, which can result in death. Other complications usually result in re-operation.

Dr. Owens and the Coastal Obesity team are proud to give you the best quality results with the lowest possible risk.

Our recent sample of 224 patients is from Dr. Owens more than 3000 operations.

Pulmonary Embolism 0.00%
Leak 0.89%
Bleed 1.34%
Drain infection 0.89%
Pneumonia 1.34%
UTI 0.45%
Nausea/vomiting 0.45%
Readmit** 2.68%
Re-op** 2.23%

Laparoscopic gastric bypass results in rapid weight loss for 1 to 1.5 years after surgery. Other studies show 73% at one year and 76% at two years.

Patient weight loss was followed extensively in 100 patients:

Time After Surgery Average Weight Loss
(% of excess weight)
1mo 20%
3mo 46%
6mo 65%
9mo 72%
12mo 75%
15mo 76%
18mo 76%
24mo  77%