Dr. Fernando Garcia Blog

Drinking Soda and Gastric Sleeve Doesn't Mix

March 28, 2015 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Diet

Drinking soda after gastric sleeve surgery is a bad idea because it causes gas and discomfort. Bariatric surgery patients should avoid carbonated beverages.

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Gastric Sleeve, Cancer Prevention, and Stomach Cancer Risks

March 24, 2015 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Cancer Prevention

Cancer prevention is one of the benefits of gastric sleeve. This is why so many people meet with bariatric surgeons to discuss weight loss surgery.

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Can I Have Caffeine After Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

March 20, 2015 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Caffeine

Gastric sleeve patients should avoid caffeine (coffee, tea) after weight loss surgery in order to avoid acid reflux (GERD) and other negative side effects.

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Can Gastric Sleeve Improve Heart Health?

March 17, 2015 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Heart Disease

Gastric sleeve surgery can potentially improve heart health, remedying hypertension and lowering risk of stroke, blood clots, and cardiovascular disease.

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Avoiding Kidney Stones After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

March 2, 2015 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Kidney Stones

Risk of kidney stones can increase after gastric sleeve and bariatric surgery. These are tips for prevention that patients should follow.

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