Gastric Bypass Surgery and Recovery in Food Traditions & Culture Posted June 19, 2005 My best friend Stacy is an example of what can happen, will. She had complications from her surgery which have been very hard on her. She has had to have four more surgeries to fix things which were horribly wrong. As a result, she's now got one scar, in particular, that goes from her arm pit to her hips, and has a colostomy bag, as well. For those who want the surgery, I would certainly suggest to do as CaliPoutine did, and speak to others who've had it, and weigh very carefully before acting.Thank the powers that be that FistFullaRoux's wife's doctor acted promptly.