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.
Gastritis is a potential side effect/risk after gastric sleeve is performed, but it can be treated by your bariatric surgeon with relative ease.
Blood clots may occur after a gastric sleeve surgery has been performed. Bariatric surgeons and patients can prevent clots through various means.
Smoking negatively effects the results of gastric sleeve and other bariatric procedures. Patients should avoid tobacco before and after surgery.
Gastric sleeve patients can drink alcoholic beverages after fully healing, but such beverages should be reintroduced to the diet slowly and gradually.
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.
Gastric sleeve surgery can potentially reverse and treat diabetes. Research has shown this to be one of the key benefits of 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.
One of the rare but potential complications associated with gastric sleeve surgery are adhesions, which can result in small bowel obstructions.
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.