Dr. Fernando Garcia Blog

Why Dental Problems Can Increase After Bariatric Surgery

March 18, 2017 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Bariatric Surgery Dental Problems Complications

After bariatric surgery, patients may experience an increase in dental health problems. Let's explore this connection between weight loss procedures and your smile.

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Can Kidney Disease Increase Risks after Bariatric Surgery?

February 28, 2017 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Bariatric Surgery Complications

Research suggests that while bariatric surgery can help people lose weight, it can also increase a person's risk for kidney disease and renal failure.

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The Risks of Gastric Bypass Surgery

October 26, 2016 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Bypass Complications Risks

Gastric bypass surgery carries some risks of serious complications. Let's consider these and go over tips for prevention and post-op care.

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Can Appendicitis Occur After Bariatric Surgery?

October 22, 2016 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Bariatric Surgery Complications

Some bariatric surgery patients experience appendicitis after surgery. Our weight loss specialists examine why this complication may occur.

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Gastric Sleeve and Hypoglycemia: Understanding Complications

August 26, 2015 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Bariatric Surgery Hypoglycemia Complications

Reactive or postprandial hypoglycemia is a potential complication of gastric sleeve and other bariatric surgery procedures. Let's look into this matter in more detail.

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5 Reasons Why You May Not Be Losing Weight After Gastric Sleeve

April 30, 2015 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Complications

Some reasons why you may not be losing weight after gastric sleeve surgery include excessive calorie consumption and lack of physical activity.

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The Warnings Signs of a Gastric Sleeve Leak: What Patients Should Know

April 25, 2015 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Complications

Gastric sleeve leakage can be potentially deadly. Knowing the warning signs of gastrointestinal leakage can save your life after sleeve gastrectomy.

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What Can Cause Gastric Sleeve to Fail?

February 17, 2015 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Complications

Gastric sleeve surgery can fail as a result of leaks, GERD, and weight regain. Your bariatric surgeon can suggest corrective weight loss surgery options.

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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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