Every surgical procedure has side effects associated with the procedure. Side effects occur in the majority of patients after surgery and may require changes in eating habits or the addition of vitamins or medications.
Sleeve gastrectomy is associated with the following side effects:
- Development of reflux symptoms- usually managed with anti-reflux medication.
- Difficulty ingesting water easily- you will need to consume water more frequently but in small amounts to ingest what you need to avoid dehydration.