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Do the benefits of getting gastric sleeve surgery outweigh the risks? surgery

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Weigh carefully: for persons 150lbs or more overweight, the benefits of this surgery outweigh the risks. You will have to carefully weigh the risks which include: bleeding, infection, adverse reaction to anesthesia, blood clots, leakage, GERD, Intra-abdominal abscess, pnuemonia and wound infections. Current disease (high BP, Diabetes) may also complicate having the procedure. Discuss this with your doctor.

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