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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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A 46-year-old member asked:

How do gastric band surgery and gastric sleeve surgery differ?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Different type: Gastric band is reversible , where the adjustable ( removable ) device at upper stomach with very small pouch constricts like dumbbell . In gastric sleeve , a tube of stomach is left , rest of stomach is removed
A 40-year-old member asked:

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
Sharon Hill, PA
A 57-year-old female asked:

Treatment for GERD after gastric sleeve surgery?

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Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
Diet and: Medication management first. Sleeves can be converted to gastric bypasses with little or no natural stomach left and therefor is ofter curative for the gerd. Also a new procedure, the torax is approved. http://www.toraxmedical.com/linx/.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How common are leaks and complications during gastric sleeve surgery?

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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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About 1% leak rate: Leaks have steadily decreased with experience. Now less than 1%. For our practice, we have learned to stay on liquids 2 weeks and puréed foods for two additional weeks. That lowers gut pressure until fully healed.
Colleyville, TX
A 38-year-old male asked:

Why do I burp all the time after having bariatric gastric sleeve surgery?

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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Small stomach: Burping is expulsion of air that we swallow during swallowing with or without food .After the surgical procedure stomach capacity has decreased so there is very little storage room for air.Consequently more frequent burping since surgery.

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