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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
Were there any serious cases of medical malpractice regarding a gastric sleeve or lap band in 2013?
Gastic sleeve: Great google question. Let us know what you find out. ...Read more
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
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
2 years gastric sleeve post-op I need help! I am having problems with constipation almost for the past 2 years. What can I take daily?
Considering gastric sleeve surgery after years of failed dieting. 34 yrs old, 5'4 290lbs. What's the success rate for keeping weight off?
Very good: Gastric sleeve is very successful and has good long term results with very little weight regain. ...Read more
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
My friend lost 150 lbs in 2 years after gastric sleeve surgery, now having hypoglycemia attacks, Drs not helpful, Anything to help? Medications?
I had the gastric sleeve 7/22/14 At 3weeks out I felt sharp pains after eating (mushy foods) once in a while. Now it's all the time I eat. Help???
Call your GI: Ut sounds like you will need a band adjustment-call the physician who placed it ASAP. ...Read more
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
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