Dr. Fernando Garcia Blog

Gastric Sleeve: Tips for Long-Term Weight Loss Surgery Success

September 29, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve

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.

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery and Hiatal Hernia: Issues to Consider and Options for Correction

September 25, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Bariatric Surgery Hiatal Hernia

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.

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After Gastric Sleeve: Is Taking NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) Okay?

September 21, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve

Many gastric sleeve patients can take NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) after surgery, but gastric bypass and banding patients cannot.

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Gastric Sleeve and Acid Reflux (GERD): Facts Patients Should Know

September 17, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Acid Reflux

Acid reflux (GERD) can sometimes be made worse by gastric sleeve surgery. Find out why heartburn may be more serious following sleeve gastrectomy.

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