These are risks that are associated with any operation. There is a risk to life with this surgery which will be discussed. More specifically these are some of the recognised risks of surgery: bleeding, splenectomy (removal of the spleen), pain, fever, thrombophlebitis, blood clots, pneumonia, atelectasis, wound problems, infection, intra-abdominal abscess, leaks, pancreatitis, ventral hernia, small bowel obstruction, vitamin and salt problems, hair loss, depression, mood swings, vomiting, diarrhoea and various neuropathies.
We take many precautions to avoid these complications. You will realise by our team approach and early mobilisation how we try to minimise these risks to you. If you smoke you should stop; this will help before and after surgery.
Read more about the Operative outcomes and risks of surgery