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

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

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

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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: gastric sleeve?

What is the definition or description of: gastric sleeve?

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

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Can I have a gastric sleeve surgry with disrythmia?

Can I have a gastric sleeve surgry with disrythmia?

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

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Gastric sleeve resection surgery, what does this involve?

Gastric sleeve resection surgery, what does this involve?

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

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Is gastric sleeve good for weight loss?

Is gastric sleeve good for weight loss?

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

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Is colon blockage a problem after gastric sleeve?

Is colon blockage a problem after gastric sleeve?

No: This is not something specifically associated with a sleeve gastrectomy, but constipation could be a sign of dehydration. ...Read more

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Alcohol and gastric sleeve surgery, can I mix these 2?

Alcohol and gastric sleeve surgery, can I mix these 2?

Not advisable: If you are trying to lose weight, avoiding alcohol will prevent you from taking in unnecessary, empty calories. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain after gastric sleeve does it go away?

Left shoulder pain after gastric sleeve does it go away?

Left shoulder pain: Unfortunately it is no guarantee with a procedure such as that and if you continue to experience difficulties you should consider pain management or continue conservative care. ...Read more

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How to avoid having gallbladder removed after gastric sleeve?

How to avoid having gallbladder removed after gastric sleeve?

Acting all: Some research supports the use of a drug called acting all after bariatric surgery during the first six months. This drug helps reduce gallstone formation. The research is not conclusive however. ...Read more

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How do gastric band surgery and gastric sleeve surgery differ?

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

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How common are leaks and complications during gastric sleeve surgery?

How common are leaks and complications during gastric sleeve surgery?

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

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What is the difference between a gastric sleeve and the Roux-en-Y surgery?

What is the difference between a gastric sleeve and the Roux-en-Y surgery?

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

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Why is it important to avoid carbonated drinks after gastric sleeve surgery?

Why is it important to avoid carbonated drinks after gastric sleeve surgery?

To avoid bloating: Carbonated drinks have 3 cans of air in one can of liquid. With a sleeve, that air expands and makes you bloated. More of the air gets in the small bowel and you get bloated. No evidence that it stretches out the sleeve. ...Read more

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Why do some gastric sleeve docs require 2 week liquid preop and some only one or less?

Why do some gastric sleeve docs require 2 week liquid preop and some only one or less?

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

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Recently had gastric sleeve surgery. Can only drink mere ounces. Is there alternative prep?

Recently had gastric sleeve surgery. Can only drink mere ounces. Is there alternative prep?

No...: That is what the surgery is meant to do......it is doing it. Seems you should have been told about it. ...Read more

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How much over weight do you have to be before you can have a gastric sleeve surgery performed?

Sleeve gastrectomy: You need to have a BMI over 40 if you have no medical problems, or a BMI over 35 if you have at least 2 obesity related medical problems. ...Read more

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I am 230 pounds and I am scheduled for my gastric sleeve surgery how much weight did you lose?

I am 230 pounds and I am scheduled for my gastric sleeve surgery how much weight did you lose?

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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What do you suggest if I am 230 pounds and I am scheduled for my gastric sleeve surgery, how much weight would I lose?

What do you suggest if I am 230 pounds and I am scheduled for my gastric sleeve surgery, how much weight would I lose?

It depends on you...: Studies site b/w a 60-80% excess body weight loss with the sleeve (so if you are 100 pounds overweight, you could expect a 60-80 lb weight loss). However, surgery is no magic bullet. The best results are seen in patients who are motivated, follow the diet guidelines and exercise regularly. Attending support groups and making sure to follow up with your surgeon are also keys to success. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had gastric sleeve and went from 290 to 164. Now I am 225. Can a lapband be added! I have many comorbidies and my BMI is 40?

Discuss this issue: With ur pcp, GI and surgeon. I don't think a lap band on top of a gastric sleeve is feasible. U have to help urself by dieting, exercising etc. God bless u! http://www. Fitday. Com/fitness-articles/nutrition/weight-loss-1/losing-obesity-weight-quickly-and-healthily. Html. Http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2012/11/26/herbs-and-spices. Aspx#! ...Read more

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My mom wants to have a gastric sleeve done next year. She's 275 lbs. How safe is this surgery? Is this major surgery? Could she die from it?

My mom wants to have a gastric sleeve done next year. She's 275 lbs. How safe is this surgery? Is this major surgery? Could she die from it?

Major but safe: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (lsg) is one of the bariatric surgery options. It is major surgery, less effective but safer than the more popular roux-en-y gastric bypass. The benefits of the lsg is that the incidence of late side-effects, such as vitamin and mineral deficiencies is reduced, as is the risk of "dumping syndrome". I would discuss the options with your bariatric surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a goiter go away on its own? I just had gastric sleeve wondering if I will require another surgery for this goiter or will it regulate?

Unlikely: If it is truly a goiter and not just the appearance of a goiter, then gastric sleeve will not get it to go away. A goiter does not need surgical removal unless it has large growths in it or if it is causing compressive symptoms. ...Read more

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My friend lost 150 lbs in 2 years after gastric sleeve surgery, now having hypoglycemia attacks, Drs not helpful, Anything to help? Medications?

My friend lost 150 lbs in 2 years after gastric sleeve surgery, now having hypoglycemia attacks, Drs not helpful, Anything to help? Medications?

Post sleeve or bypas: Surgery, may respond to high protein, high fiber and low carbohydrate. If this fails use of medications like octretide or Calcuim channel blocker. Sometimes reversal surgery may be indicated ...Read more

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My urine is cloudy and smells like onions I have not eaten any oniond and am 4 week post surgèy with a gastric sleeve What could be causing this? I

My urine is cloudy and smells like onions I have not eaten any oniond and am 4 week post surgèy with a gastric sleeve What could be causing this? I

Possible UTI: Anytime the urine turns cloudy, it is suspicious for a urinary tract infection. If a UTI is possible, it is important to submit a sample of urine for evaluation, in order to figure out whether antibiotics are indicated. You should see your doctor to arrange this. Good luck. ...Read more

Gastric Sleeve (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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