Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, has become extremely popular in recent years. Operations such as the gastric bypass and laparoscopic banding have been advertised as safe and effective for patients struggling with obesity.
Unfortunately, there are serious risks often downplayed during a surgeon's consultation with the patient. Sometimes, avoidable medical errors leave patients disabled for life, as one man recently learned.
According to his malpractice lawsuit, the 275-pound man consulted a surgeon, Dr. Kim, about gastric bypass surgery. The patient decided to proceed and scheduled an operation. However, Dr. Kim had colleagues perform the surgery and they botched it, forever changing the patient's life.