Dr. Fernando Garcia Blog

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Gastric Sleeve: Diabetes Reversal Through Bariatric Surgery

July 20, 2014 — by Fernando Garcia
Tags: Gastric Sleeve Diabetes

Gastric sleeve surgery can potentially reverse and treat diabetes. Research has shown this to be one of the key benefits of bariatric surgery.

Read More

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