Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy—Open
Problems are rare, but all procedures have some risk. The doctor will go over some problems that could happen, such as:
- Excess bleeding
- Problems from anesthesia, such as wheezing or sore throat
- Blood clots
- Stitches or staples that loosen
- Pouch stretches or leaks
- Lasting nausea and vomiting
- Heart attack
Things that may raise the risk of problems are:
- Drinking alcohol
- Chronic diseases, such as diabetes
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a (Sleeve Gastrectomy—Open; VSG—Open)
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