Gastric Sleeve Surgery Vs. Roca Labs®  Formula

Gastric sleeve surgery, or vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is one of the newer types of bariatric surgery. This surgery can also be referred to medically as gastric sleeve resection, sleeve gastrectomy, tube gastrectomy or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.


During this procedure the surgeon removes about 85% of the stomach so that it takes the shape of a tube or sleeve. The operation is performed laparoscopically.

The hospital stay is usually for one or two days and recovery from gastric sleeve surgery may last a few weeks. The abdomen is often swollen and sore for several days. Following surgery, you will need to become re-accustomed to eating solid foods. Normally this starts with two weeks on a liquid-only diet, two weeks of semi-solid, pureed foods and then solids.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Risks and Complications

General risks associated with any surgery include the risk of developing a blood clot in the legs or lungs, pneumonia and death, but gastric sleeve surgery also carries the risk of:

  • Leaking of the sleeve. The leaking stomach acids frequently lead to infection of surrounding tissues and other serious problems that may require another operation or a drainage tube.
  • Blood clots
  • Wound infection
  • Weight may be regained over time, because the stomach can stretch.
  • Heartburn
  • Hernia
  • Depression
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Dumping syndrome
  • Hair and skin changes
  • Excess skin or flab that may require body contouring surgeries

Even without complications, post-surgical care is difficult. Gastric sleeve operations are followed by numerous diet restrictions.

Roca Labs® Natural Formula avoids most of gastric sleeve surgery’s pitfalls. Its effect is very powerful, yet it is non-invasive and painless. When you take it, it expands to fill your stomach, leaving only a limited stomach space available for 10-16 hours. You don’t have to worry about special diets or restrictions, because you physically cannot eat more than half of what you used to. There are only a few potential side effects – bloated stomach, gas, diarrhea, dehydration – but these can generally be avoided by introducing the Formula to your diet gradually and drinking plenty of water.

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