Dr. Fernando Garcia Blog

Why Gastric Sleeve Is Safer than Other Bariatric Treatments

July 16, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Bariatric Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery is lower maintenance and less invasive than gastric banding and gastric bypass surgery, making it a safer weight loss procedure.

Read More

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.

Read More

Sleeve Gastrectomy and the Risk of Leaks After Surgery

June 24, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Gastric Leak

Gastric leak is a serious complication that can occur after undergoing sleeve gastrectomy. Thankfully it is rare and we take special precautions to prevent it.

Read More

Sleeve Gastrectomy Revision Surgery: Why It's Performed, How It's Avoided

June 20, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Surgical Complications

A sleeve gastrectomy revision is necessary when the initial surgery is no longer effective. There are two options for revision that can help patients.

Read More

Sleeve Gastrectomy and Dumping Syndrome

June 16, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Dumping Syndrome Gastric Bypass

While dumping syndrome is more common in patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery, it can affect people who have a gastric sleeve as well in certain cases.

Read More

How to Control Discomfort After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

May 30, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Bariatric Surgery

After you undergo gastric sleeve surgery, there are plenty of things that you can do to limit sensations of discomfort.

Read More

What Patients Should Know About Gastric Sleeve Surgery and the Risk of Infection

May 25, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Bariatric Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery is a safe surgical procedure that we perform in a state-of-the-art full-service hospital, virtually eliminating the risk of infection.

Read More

Will There Be Additional Surgical Treatments After My Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

May 21, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Bariatric Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery is generally low maintenance, but there may be a situation or two in which additional surgery is required.

Read More

Using a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to Pay for Gastric Sleeve Surgery

May 16, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Surgery Bariatric Surgery

A number of patients wonder about the use of flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to pay for their gastric sleeve surgery, particularly for medical tourism in Mexico.

Read More

How to Increase the Chances Success After Gastric Sleeve

April 30, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Bariatric Surgery

Undergoing bariatric surgery is the first step toward lasting weight loss. Read on to learn how you can ensure the success of your gastric sleeve procedure.

Read More