Dr. Fernando Garcia Blog

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Guidelines: Candidacy and Surgical Information

November 26, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve

Guidelines for gastric sleeve surgery help determine ideal candidates for sleeve gastrectomy and help prevent serious complications following a bariatric procedure for weight loss.

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Gastric Sleeve Before and After Photos: Patient Success Stories

November 22, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Before And After Photos

These before and after photos of gastric sleeve patients reveal just how effective this weight loss surgery option is. A skilled bariatric surgeon can help you.

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How to Deal with Hunger and Cravings After Gastric Sleeve

November 18, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Hunger Cravings

Hunger after gastric sleeve is possible. These tips will help you deal with cravings as you continue to lose weight through gastric sleeve surgery.

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What to Do if You Start to Gain Weight Back After Gastric Sleeve

October 26, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Bariatric Surgery Weight Gain Gastric Sleeve

Bariatric surgery and gastric sleeve patients will regain some weight after their procedure. If a patient regains too much weight, here are a few things that can be done to lose it.

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Excess Skin after Gastric Sleeve Surgery: What Patients Can Do

October 21, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Side Effects

After losing weight from a gastric sleeve, it is not uncommon for people to have loose and sagging skin. Body contouring surgery can address these matters.

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Is Constipation a Side Effect of Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

October 16, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Side Effects

Constipation is a potential side effect of gastric sleeve. Bariatric surgery patients can do a number of things to prevent irregularity and reduce discomfort.

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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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