I want to have gastric sleeve surgery but I have an ICD implant, will that stop me from having the surgery?

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ICD Implant and having gastric sleeve surgery

Hi. You can have a sleeve gastrectomy surgery but you'll have to get your bariatric surgeon and cardiologist to work closely and have him give you clearance for surgery. It's nothing out of the ordinary but it's always a good idea to have them work together. 

I hope this helps. 
warm regards, 
Dr. Alvarez


Mexico Bariatric Surgeon
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