Sleeve gastrectomy surgery is a good alternative to gastric bypass surgery or a first phase surgery for people who have to lose a significant amount of weight. Like gastric banding surgery, it is done laparoscopically. However, unlike gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy involves removal of a large portion of your stomach and stapling the remaining parts together to create a narrow “tube” or “sleeve”-shaped stomach.
The procedure itself takes only 60 – 90 minutes, but it has life-changing results. For some, these results are beneficial, including ongoing weight loss, decreased appetite, and better health. For others, the results are devastating. Defective staples, leaking, bleeding, infections, gastritis, injured organs, and poor nutrition can cause serious medical problems.
If you or a family member has had sleeve gastrectomy surgery and are presently experiencing serious complications, you should seek legal counsel. An experienced, knowledgeable gastrectomy malpractice attorney knows the intricacies of the surgical procedure and understands the problems that can occur from defective staples, medical errors, and negligence.
While the risks associated with sleeve gastrectomy are lower than those associated with gastric bypass, the procedure is non-reversible, and the chance of complications occurring is great. If you or a family member is suffering from problems associated with the surgery, they could be due to malpractice. An experienced sleeve gastrectomy attorney can help you understand your medical malpractice case.
With over twenty years’ experience in helping people in New York and New Jersey who suffer from serious health problems related to weight loss surgery malpractice, attorney Paul Simonson understands the problems that can occur during and after surgery as well as the errors and neglect that could have caused them.
The attorneys at Simonson Goodman & Platzer want to help you get the maximum compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact us today at 1-800-405-7783, or use the form on this page to tell us what happened to you and talk for free with an expert medical malpractice attorney.