As the most common weight loss surgery procedure performed today, Gastric Sleeve Surgery or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) is highly effective and low-risk. Most gastric sleeve patients lose about 65 to 75% of their excess weight (EW) in the first two years and come to a healthy weight.
Unfortunately, no bariatric surgery is 100% effective for all patients, including gastric sleeves. Failure to lose enough weight or regain weight is uncommon; however, it occasionally happens due to improper diet, sleeve enlargement, hormonal factors, or a large pouch. Sleeve surgery must also be modified if the patient develops complications, such as intractable gastroesophageal reflux, strictures, or gastric leak.
One of the reasons that gastric sleeve is so popular is its many revisional options. Laparoscopic sleeve surgery can be easily re-sleeved or converted to RNY gastric bypass, mini-gastric bypass, and duodenal switch.
Mexico Bariatric Center® facilitates rescue and correction of previous weight loss surgeries in Tijuana, Mexico. MBC’s best weight loss surgeons have extensive experience revising failed vertical sleeve surgeries and getting you back on track.