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There are a number of possible major complications that can also occur. These are uncommon, however, your overall health will play a role in your likelihood of developing complications and your ability to recover from them. For example, patients with severe heart disease, diabetes, lung or kidney disease may have a higher chance of complications occurring than those who are healthier.
Depending on the individual situation, a major complication may lead to a longer hospital stay, a repeat surgery, or in infrequent cases, permanent disability or even loss of life.
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