Q&A: Is it possible to revise a gastric sleeve into a full gastric bypass?
posted on 3/4/2016
Ask A Doctor Question:
Is it possible to revise a gastric sleeve into a full gastric bypass?
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
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