How to prevent leakage after bariatric surgeries?
-First of all, Dr.Ahmed EL Masry takes all the necessary precautions to avoid the occurrence of leakage after bariatric surgeries.

-Leakage is one of the bariatric surgeries complications, which represents only about 1 to 2% of cases.

-The Leakage occurs as a result of a breakdown in the staple line which has been done in the bariatric surgery around the sleeved stomach and results in leaking food from the stomach and thus poisoning.

-What are the symptoms of leakage?
1-Increase in heart rate.
2-Fever.
3-Severe abdominal pain.

-A good and accurate follow-up with your doctor after getting rid of obesity is a must to observe any changes and must be reported to the doctor.

-Most leakage cases occur in the first days after the surgery, especially the first 3 days. The probability of a leak decreases occurs as the days pass.
When making sure there is a leak, quick surgical intervention is necessary.

-How does the surgeon avoid the leak?
1-By using high-quality surgical tools, especially surgical stapler.
2-By following the globally recognized techniques during the bariatric surgeries to ensure that there is no leak, most importantly to do the leakage test.
3-Avoid narrowing the stomach too much and using the skill and experience in cutting and stapling.
4-Preparing the patient well and making sure that he completes all the required investigations.
5-forcing the patient to stop smoking at least two weeks before the surgery.
6-Ensuring that the patient does not take any medications that may affect the passway of the surgery, such as medications that affect blood viscosity.

-What is the role of the patient in avoiding leakage?
The patient has a major role in avoiding the occurrence of the leakage after bariatric surgeries. The responsibility rests on both the surgeon and the patient.

The patient must fully commit to the healthy diet agreed with the doctor, especially in the first weeks after the surgery, such as eating soft foods and liquids to help heal the stomach quickly. together with continuous follow up with the doctor on the specified dates.

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