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When does the risk of leakage go away after sleeve gastrectomy?

Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical procedure for weight loss, In which the stomach size is reduced by removing about 75% of it and hence reducing the amount of food the person can eat.

Leakage after sleeve gastrectomy was one of the risks related to it and many patients ask “when does the risk of leakage after sleeve gastrectomy disappear?”, but nowadays due to using modern techniques of stapling, the leakage risk has become very rare.

The answer to the repeated question by patients “when does the risk of leakage after sleeve gastrectomy disappear?” is that it disappears in the first month of the operation when the stomach heals properly and this depends on following all the doctors instructions about the recommended diet after the surgery.

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