I am scheduled to have gastric sleeve surgery and just found out I need a colectomy. Which one should I do first and why?

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It depends

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The urgency for one procedure over another depends on why you need the operation. If you have cancer then the colectomy should come first.  If you have had severe bouts of diverticulitis then if you have had only one or two you can wait on that. But if you have one surgery - and done laparoscopically, you only need to wait a few weeks for the other.

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