I have anemia. Can I do Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery?

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Can I have the sleeve if I have anemia

Yes you can.  Most anemia is due to iron deficiency.  The gastric sleeve unlike the gastric bypass does not affect iron absorption post op.  However, you should have your anemia corrected before having any type of surgery.  If the anemia is due to iron deficiency, I normally start my patients on iron until their hemoglobin is at least 10.  

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