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What are the risks of gastric sleeve weight loss surgery?

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Infection, bleeding, and in rare cases, a leak along the staple line are possible. Right after the surgery, you may have nausea, vomiting, or constipation.

Certain foods may not agree with you now. You may also develop nutrition problems after surgery, which is why you have to take vitamins and supplements for life. Your doctor will advise you on exactly what you need.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "On-Line Seminar: Sleeve Gastrectomy," "Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy."

Kaser, N. , January 2009. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, "Studies Weigh in on Safety and Effectiveness of Newer Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Procedure," June 2012; “Sleeve Gastrectomy.”

UPMC: "Gastric Bypass Surgery," “Gastric Sleeve Surgery.”

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: "Surgical Options."

Bariatric Surgery Source: "Cost of Bariatric Surgery: 2014 Surgeon Survey & Key Findings."

Brigham and Women’s Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: “Patient Care Manual,” “Dietary Guidelines for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy.”

University of Michigan Adult Bariatric Surgery Program: "Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on December 25, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "On-Line Seminar: Sleeve Gastrectomy," "Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy."

Kaser, N. , January 2009. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, "Studies Weigh in on Safety and Effectiveness of Newer Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Procedure," June 2012; “Sleeve Gastrectomy.”

UPMC: "Gastric Bypass Surgery," “Gastric Sleeve Surgery.”

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: "Surgical Options."

Bariatric Surgery Source: "Cost of Bariatric Surgery: 2014 Surgeon Survey & Key Findings."

Brigham and Women’s Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: “Patient Care Manual,” “Dietary Guidelines for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy.”

University of Michigan Adult Bariatric Surgery Program: "Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on December 25, 2018

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