Dr. Fernando Garcia Blog

Sleeve Gastrectomy and the Risk of Bowel Obstruction/Adhesions

June 28, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Complications

One of the rare but potential complications associated with gastric sleeve surgery are adhesions, which can result in small bowel obstructions.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy and the Risk of Leaks After Surgery

June 24, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Gastric Leak

Gastric leak is a serious complication that can occur after undergoing sleeve gastrectomy. Thankfully it is rare and we take special precautions to prevent it.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy Revision Surgery: Why It's Performed, How It's Avoided

June 20, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Surgical Complications

A sleeve gastrectomy revision is necessary when the initial surgery is no longer effective. There are two options for revision that can help patients.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy and Dumping Syndrome

June 16, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Dumping Syndrome Gastric Bypass

While dumping syndrome is more common in patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery, it can affect people who have a gastric sleeve as well in certain cases.

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