Mar
4

Q&A: Is it possible to revise a gastric sleeve into a full gastric bypass?

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Is it possible to revise a gastric sleeve into a full gastric bypass?

Answer: 

Adam Goldstein, DO, FACS - LocateADoc.com

Yes, it is possible.  However, keep in mind that there will be only a small gastric remnant if a sleeve has already been performed, as opposed to having a large gastric remnant with a gastric bypass is performed as the initial operation.  Without a gastric remnant, should problems arise with the gastric bypass, the options for solving the problem are more limited without having a large gastric remnant.

--Adam Goldstein, DO, FACS
Voorhees, NJ

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