Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy—Open
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) is an open surgery to decrease the structure and size of the stomach. This restricts the amount of calories your body absorbs.
|This surgery involves re-shaping the stomach to reduce the amount of food it can hold.|
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Problems from the procedure are rare, but all procedures have some risk. Your doctor will review potential problems, like:
- Stitches or staples may loosen
- Pouch stretches or leaks
- Reaction to anesthesia
- Heart attack
- Blood clots
- Nausea, vomiting
Long-term complications include vomiting and gallstones .
Before your procedure, talk to your doctor about ways to manage factors that may increase your risk of complications, such as:
- Chronic diseases, such as diabetes
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