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

Fernando Garcia Aug 26, 2014

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

Fernando Garcia Aug 22, 2014

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

Fernando Garcia Aug 18, 2014

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

Fernando Garcia Jul 28, 2014

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.

Fernando Garcia Jul 24, 2014

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

Fernando Garcia Jul 20, 2014

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

Fernando Garcia Jul 16, 2014

One of the rare but potential complications associated with gastric sleeve surgery are adhesions, which can result in small bowel obstructions.

Fernando Garcia Jun 28, 2014

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.

Fernando Garcia Jun 24, 2014

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

Fernando Garcia Jun 20, 2014

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Dr. Garcia is awesome. I chose bariatrics vertical sleeve surgery. I've lost 85 lbs. since January 2017. No complications... I regret not doing this years ago. Debbie M.

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