Gastric sleeve can result in an occasional stomach dilatation down the track. A conversion to gastric bypass may well be a good solution. Dr Wong explains…
At Central Coast Surgery, Dr Ken Wong has performed many gastric sleeves on patients weighing more than 200 kilograms, with body mass index greater than 60.
Whatever you do, don’t give up on your weight loss journey. There are various ways to deal with a failed or failing sleeve gastrectomy.
So what happens if you really need to have gastric sleeve or other weight loss surgery but have no money and no health insurance?
In our experience, even after removing the lap band, the scarring on the stomach that remains often leaves people with difficulties in swallowing and reflux.