Bariatric sleeve leak?
Doctor Answers 1
Sleeves leak because the body doesn't heal the staple line. The staple line keeps the stomach together until the body heals the stomach. It is sixty per cent healed at six weeks so you can have a leak happen anytime from early to a month. It isn't anyone's fault. Most do well with a leak - it does mean more operations and procedures. Good luck - a leak is a complication that can occur anywhere from one per cent to three per cent depending on which studies you look at.
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