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What are the problems after gastric sleeve surgery, help!?

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Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 39 years experience
Several things: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size. LSG has been reported to increase the risk of new onset gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) by altering the normal position of the sphincter at the gastroesophageal junction or in some cases, having the sleeve migrate into the chest. It is still safer than bypass

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What can I expect after my gastric sleeve surgery?

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Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 14 years experience
Life changing: Make sure you talk fully with your surgery team before surgery and that you have a full understanding of the surgery and consequences BEFORE you do it. It is lifechanging. First few days after surgery can entail some nausea,pain,etc. Long term, your stomach will hold less food; protein should be the focus. Each program is a little different; talk in depth with a skilled bariatric surgeon.

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Last updated Jul 14, 2014

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