As the most common weight loss surgery procedure performed today, Gastric Sleeve Surgery or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) is extremely 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 sleeve. Failure to lose weight or regain weight is uncommon but happens from time to time, mainly due to improper diet, sleeve enlargement, and hormonal factors. Sleeve surgery also needs to be modified if the patient develops complications, such as gastroesophageal reflux, strictures, or gastric leak.
One of the reasons that gastric sleeve is so popular is because it has many revisional options. Laparoscopic sleeve surgery can be easily converted to RNY gastric bypass, mini-gastric bypass, or 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 in revising failed vertical sleeve surgeries and getting you back on track.