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Can i have a gastric sleeve surgry with disrythmia?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Yes depends on other risk factors.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
Sleeve gastrectomy : Generally speaking, yes. Whether it is atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, etc., even if you are on Coumadin, (warfarin) you can usually undergo a weight loss operation. You would need to have a full cardiac workup and clearance from your cardiologist, but after that there shouldn't be any barriers to having surgery.

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Last updated May 28, 2015

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