The long-term results of gastric sleeve (sleeve gastrectomy) surgery are good, but optimal weight loss can be maintained through smart diet and regular exercise.
Hiatal hernias can complicate bariatic surgery. These occur when part of the stomach pushes past the hiatus, an opening in the diaphragm separating the abdomen from the chest.
Many gastric sleeve patients can take NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) after surgery, but gastric bypass and banding patients cannot.
Acid reflux (GERD) can sometimes be made worse by gastric sleeve surgery. Find out why heartburn may be more serious following sleeve gastrectomy.