September 24, 2019 | Gastric Sleeve Surgery
If you are considering gastric sleeve surgery, it’s natural to wonder about the scarring that could be left behind after the procedure. The size of the incisions used in any surgery determines the amount of scarring that will occur. Fortunately, as your bariatric surgeon will explain, gastric sleeve surgery incisions are usually very small. Gastric sleeve procedures are performed using multiple micro-incisions. Generally, there are a total of five incisions - three ¼ inch incisions, one ½ inch incision, and one ½- ¾ inch incision. In some cases, patients don’t have any scars at all once healing is completed. When
September 7, 2019 | Gastric Sleeve Surgery
What Gastric Sleeve Patients Should Know About Gallstones
Most weight loss surgeries are well tolerated by patients, but, as with all surgical procedures, they do come with the risk of complications. One potential complication that patients can experience after any kind of significant weight loss, including gastric sleeve procedures, is gallstones. Before your procedure, your weight loss surgeon will discuss the risk with you and review some things you can do to reduce your chances of developing them. Here is what you need to know. What Are the Symptoms? Some gallstones don’t cause any symptoms at all, particularly when they are small. However, when the stones are large
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