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How Safe is a Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Gastric Sleeve surgery has an outstanding “safety profile.” However, since it is a relatively new procedure, its long-term outcomes are unknown. But the short- and medium-term results have been quite promising. Of course, a successful Sleeve Gastrectomy relies on the necessary behavioral and lifestyle changes of the patient. If you are considering having Gastric Sleeve surgery, you must be committed to altering your eating habits if you truly want to reach your weight loss goals.

Sleeve Gastrectomies generally have fewer complications than other types of weight loss surgeries. In the case of a Gastric Bypass, the small intestine is literally rerouted, which leaves the potential for a variety of complications. With the LAP-BAND® System, your system has to accept a foreign body, which again bears the possibility of being problematic.

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I contacted Dr. Wilkenfeld about the LapBand. I chose the LapBand because it is of low risk and short recovery time after the surgery. The two changed my life. After only 8 month I am off all diabetic medications, high blood pressure and the C-Pap Machine. I have dropped 6 pant sizes and 3 shirt sizes. I have more energy and can exercise more because of my weight loss. I feel great because I chose to have the lapBand procedure. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to change his or her life for the better.


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