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Table 4 Summary of 30-day complications for open and laparoscopic RYGB procedures.

From: The influence of iron status and genetic polymorphisms in the HFE gene on the risk for postoperative complications after bariatric surgery: a prospective cohort study in 1,064 patients

  Total
N = 1064
Open surgery
N = 640
Laparoscopic surgery
N = 424
No complications 910 (86%) 523 (82%) 387 (91%)
Any complication (major or minor) 154 (14%) 117 (18%) 37 (9%)
   Major Minor Major Minor
Type of complication*   29 88 18 19
Wound 94 12 72 2 8
Blood loss/anemia 11 7 0 4 0
Respiratory 8 2 5 0 1
Leak 7 1 0 6 0
Stricture 6 0 1 5 0
Nausea/Vomiting/Dehydration 6 1 4 0 1
Renal 5 0 3 0 2
Death 0 0 0 0 0
Other 20 7 5 1 7
  1. *Subjects may have more than one type of complication. Hence, the total number of complications is more than the number of subjects with a complication.