Bypass Risks

Graph showing the risks from bypass surgery

Complication rates in hospitals show that people who have bypass surgery have the risk of several problems from the surgery. For example, out of every 100 people who have bypass surgery, about 1 could have a deep infection of the chest incision; 2 to 6 might have kidney problems; 1 to 4 could have a stroke; and 1 to 5 could die from the surgery.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer John B. Wong, MD - Internal Medicine

Current as ofOctober 5, 2017

Current as of: October 5, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & John B. Wong, MD - Internal Medicine