Doctor insights on: Burping after gastric sleeve
Swallowed air.: Most belching is due to swallowed air. People with acid reflux and heartburn swallow much more often to clear the acid in esophagus. With a sleeve, you might still have reflux. Should be on acid suppressing med (prilosec) and give it time. Usually gets better after few months. ...Read more
Banana stomach: Basically we take your stomach from the size of a football and cut in down to the size of a banana. And throw the excess stomach away. The sleeve has an expected weight loss of about 60-70% of your excess weight at about 12-18 months. ...Read more
Sleeve gastrectomy: Generally speaking, yes. Whether it is atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, etc., even if you are on Coumadin, (warfarin) you can usually undergo a weight loss operation. You would need to have a full cardiac workup and clearance from your cardiologist, but after that there shouldn't be any barriers to having surgery. ...Read more
Operations: In terms of ultimate weight loss, the bypass would be #1 followed closely by sleeve. The band would be a distant third. For fixing problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, the ranking is the same. Sleeves are a good option for someone without diabetes or heartburn. For a sleeve, we remove 80-85% of your stomach, so that your stomach ends up being a tube. ...Read more
Yes: The procedure is fairly new and has risks as do all weight loss operations. In this case, the long-term data shows that some of them return to a normal sized stomach. As with all weight loss operations, they do best when the patient is willing to change their lifestyle. ...Read more
Yes: No physiological reason not to.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Different procedures: In sleeve resection most of the stomach will be removed leaving a sleeve or tube of stomach No anastomosis is required in sleeve resection. In Roux-en-Y type of gastric by pass, small pouch of stomach is created then G I continuity is established by passing small bowel, this looks like letter Y described originally by a french surgeon Roux ...Read more
Masterbate: I think it's OK but suggest you check this with your Primary doctor. ...Read more
Reduce liver size: As a bariatric surgeon, I always ask pts who carry a lot of weight in upper abdomen OR have a BMI >50 to be on a very high protein, low calorie liquid diet for 2 wks preop. Your body will use fat from your liver and upper inner belly fat FIRST on this diet, making the liver softer, and easier to lift up. The liver covers the stomach, so it makes stomach surgery easier and less complications! :) ...Read more
2 points: Check with:
Your surgeon about how much you will likely lose.
2ndly you meant how much would you lose (not how much did I lose)? ...Read more
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