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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Gastric Bypass After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

August 30, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Gastric Bypass

If a gastric sleeve surgery does not work as planned, it can be converted to a gastric bypass or duodenal switch. Revision can improve results.

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery and the Risk of Gastritis

August 26, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Risks Gastritis

Gastritis is a potential side effect/risk after gastric sleeve is performed, but it can be treated by your bariatric surgeon with relative ease.

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery and the Risk of Blood Clots

August 22, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Risks Blood Clots

Blood clots may occur after a gastric sleeve surgery has been performed. Bariatric surgeons and patients can prevent clots through various means.

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The Effects of Smoking on Gastric Sleeve Surgery

August 18, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Side Effects Risks

Smoking negatively effects the results of gastric sleeve and other bariatric procedures. Patients should avoid tobacco before and after surgery.

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery and Alcoholic Beverages: What Patients Should Know

July 28, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Recovery Diet

Gastric sleeve patients can drink alcoholic beverages after fully healing, but such beverages should be reintroduced to the diet slowly and gradually.

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Can I Get Pregnant After Gastric Sleeve and Other Weight Loss Surgeries?

July 24, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Bariatric Surgery

Women can get pregnant after gastric sleeve or any kind of weight loss surgery. That said, bariatric procedures will require patients to be especially attentive.

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