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If I have cihrosis of the liverand my liver has attached itself to the top of my stomach is it possible to do the gastric sleeve?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Risks

Scarring of liver (cirrhosis) increases risks of surgery.
Any surgery, esp w/general anesthesia can cause liver to "decompensate"-a messy, slippery slope of clinical badness: infection, bleeding, worsening mental status, fluid retention, kidney failure, maybe death. That is a factor above and beyond the technical diff re: anatomy w/stomach. Discuss all options w/your doc and surgeon.

In brief: Risks

Scarring of liver (cirrhosis) increases risks of surgery.
Any surgery, esp w/general anesthesia can cause liver to "decompensate"-a messy, slippery slope of clinical badness: infection, bleeding, worsening mental status, fluid retention, kidney failure, maybe death. That is a factor above and beyond the technical diff re: anatomy w/stomach. Discuss all options w/your doc and surgeon.
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