Video: Leak Test After Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Kelsey had Gastric Sleeve surgery with Dr. Elmo Aramburo at Hospital Angeles in Tijuana, Mexico. Here is a video of her leak test the day after her surgery.

A "leak test" is to check for any potential leaks in the staple line and any stomach reflux, spasms or blockages. We wanted to share this video for those of you considering having weight loss surgery or are already scheduled.

All weight loss surgeries have a similar test done the day after surgery regardless if it's the Gastric Sleeve (Sleeve Gastrectomy), Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Plication or Gastric Band (Lap Band).

Dr. Elmo Aramburo also explains eating habits after having weight loss surgery and the potential downfalls of liquid calories. He also explains that 60 to 70 percent of your meals should be proteins and has a simple way for you to keep track for that goal while eating.