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The Side Effects of Gastric Sleeve Surgery By Tijuana Bariatrics on April 15, 2014

The Side Effects of Gastric Sleeve SurgeryWe've talked a great deal about gastric sleeve surgery and how it can be of great benefit to you and your needs. Dr. Fernando Garcia believes that the gastric sleeve is one of the finest options out there for reducing excess body mass and improving your overall health. It's important that each patient receive ample information about any procedure that they undergo. That is why the team at our bariatric surgery center will cover all of the pros and cons of weight loss surgery, allowing patients to make the best possible decisions about your health and wellness.

Right now, we'd like to cover some of the basics regard the side effects of gastric sleeve surgery. This should give you a good idea of what to expect after you've had surgery performed, which is great since realistic expectations are important for patient satisfaction.

Are side effects common after gastric sleeve surgery?

Yes. Side effects are a common part of the healing process given the changes made to your system. In essence, side effects are a sign that your body is healing and they should be considered normal.

Minor Side Effects That Most Patients Experience

The most common side effects experienced following gastric sleeve surgery include:

  • Soreness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Discomfort
  • Minor bleeding

Thankfully the above symptoms are temporary and fade in the days and weeks after the surgery has been performed. Patients may also experience minor hair loss, mood swings, bad breath, problems swallowing, and increased instances of heartburn.

How These Minor Side Effects Can Be Prevented

In order to have the best experience with gastric sleeve surgery, patients need to follow post-operative instructions to the letter. This will reduce the duration of soreness and discomfort and will prevent long-term issues with pain. As far as addressing issues with swallowing and heartburn, be sure to follow dietary recommendations and instructions closely. Eating as directed and taking things slow will prevent a number of issues related to digestion.

Major Side Effects and Complications

Some complications that may occur following gastric sleeve surgery include:

  • Internal bleeding
  • Leaking of gastric fluid from stomach
  • Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining)
  • Blood clots
  • Infection

We Work Hard to Prevent Complications and Severe Side Effects

Dr. Garcia performs all surgeries in a state-of-the-art full-service hospital, which ensures excellent results in the safest possible conditions. We will triple check the revised stomach pouch following surgery in order to ensure that none of the gastric acid leaks. Patients are closely monitored in the days following surgery so that any urgent needs can be addressed as soon as possible.

We all take pride in offering quality care, and go the extra mile to ensure each patient receives top-notch surgical treatment and exceptional post-surgical care.

Learn More About Gastric Sleeve Surgery

To learn more about gastric sleeve surgery and how it can be of great benefit to you and your needs, be sure to contact our Tijuana weight loss surgery center today. We will be more than happy to go over the risks, benefits, and potential side effects of all bariatric surgery options with you in greater detail so that you can make the best possible decisions with regard to wellness.

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