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Can I have a Gastric Sleeve surgery if I suffer from acid reflux? Dr. Sergio Del Hoyo

Gastric sleeve surgery and Gastric Bypass are the most effective procedures to provide long-term weight loss. Gastric Sleeve surgery has emerged in recent years as an ideal bariatric procedure because it has several advantages compared to other types of more complex weight loss surgeries.

 

Acid reflux disease, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a recurring issue among diverse sectors of the population. If you suffer from acid reflux disease, don’t worry, you can still be a candidate for gastric sleeve weight loss surgery - it’s recommended to perform an initial procedure to repair the hiatus that is most commonly the culprit for causing chronic acid reflux disease. In most cases, the acid reflux symptoms diminish considerably and the patient is quickly on the road to total recovery.

 

It’s important to have a prior assessment in each patient who intends to undergo any type of surgery to lose weight. Bariatrics Health Mexico and Dr. Sergio Del Hoyo offers the certainty that the patient will always be guided by the best specialists and always have accurate information and state-of-the-art technology in surgical procedures.

 

Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid often flows back into the tube that connects the mouth and stomach (the esophagus). Acid reflux can irritate the lining of the esophagus. Most people can control the discomfort of GERD with a few lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medications, but others need to treat acid reflux with medications or surgery in order to relieve the symptoms.

 

Different types of bariatric surgery, especially gastric bypass, often represent a cure for acid reflux disease (GERD), especially if the patient has received a gastric bypass surgery. The gastric bypass procedure is performed laparoscopically, involving the insertion of instruments through a few small incisions in the upper abdomen. During gastric sleeve surgery, about 80 percent of the stomach is removed, leaving a stomach-shaped tube or sleeve.

 

Limiting the stomach size restricts the amount of food that can be consumed at any given time. In addition, gastric bypass surgery can cause hormonal changes that benefit weight loss. These same hormonal changes can also help relieve conditions associated with being overweight, such as high blood pressure or heart disease.

 

Visit Bariatrics Health Mexico online and chat with our friendly staff of doctors learn about how we can help you change your life. Call us today!

 

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