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What are the effects of a gastric sleeve 5, 10, 20 years post-op? Will the sleeve still be intact, working order? How much can/will it stretch? Regain?

What are the effects of a gastric sleeve 5, 10, 20 years post-op? Will the sleeve still be intact, working order? How much can/will it stretch? Regain?

Sleeve gastrectomy: No one knows for certain what the outcomes of vertical sleeve gastrectomy will be at more than 5 years. We know that patients having similar gastrectomies tolerate it well. It may stretch some over time but it does not stretch a great deal. Its success depends on your dietary compliance. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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How long before your stomach stretches out after gastric sleeve?

How long before your stomach stretches out after gastric sleeve?

It's up to you: With any barietric procedure the patient can "out eat" the procedure. I have had this happen many times. If you get your post-op calories from solid food it is hard to gain weight. But suppose you get most of your post-op calories from liquids (e.G coke or scotch). You will cause the procedure to fail. This happens more than we would like to admit. You can ruin the operation in a few months. ...Read more

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I had a gastric sleeve in 2010.I currently weigh 137 started at 300lbs. Is it possible to have surgery to stretch my stomach and gain weight?

I had a gastric sleeve in 2010.I currently weigh 137 started at 300lbs. Is it possible to have surgery to stretch my stomach and gain weight?

Maybe, But why would: Anyone do it. Repeat surgeries are always frought with dangers and risks of complications are multiplied.
I would not recomend it. Lets see if anyone else would? ...Read more

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Gastric sleeve n 2010. 300 now 135 6ft. It's not stretch and the low food intake has dropped my immune system/health bad. Any ideas on fixing fast?

Gastric sleeve n 2010. 300 now 135 6ft. It's not stretch and the low food intake has dropped my immune system/health bad. Any ideas on fixing fast?

Dietician: Or clinical nutritionist advice and follow up, you dropped below 70% of ideal bodyweight, hence the immune deficiency state you are suffering, in general you need lots of protein, vitamins some fat and carbohydrates, you will be fine ...Read more

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How do I keep my stomach from stretching after bariatric/gastric sleeve surgery?

How do I keep my stomach from stretching after bariatric/gastric sleeve surgery?

Tight at beginning: The ideal gastric sleeve should be fairly tight at the beginning (usually a 34 fr bougie), should begin about 1 inch from the pylorus (the end of stomach), and go directly to the angle of his right next to the esophagus. Experience shows that the sleeve will not stretch more than about 5% if kept tight from the beginning. ...Read more

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Is the gastric sleeve effective?

Is the gastric sleeve effective?

Yes: Helps reduce portion size. Still need help can fail if do not stick to the program. ...Read more

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How does a gastric sleeve slip?

How does a gastric sleeve slip?

It does not: Gastric sleeve is surgical weight loss procedure in which a major portion of the stomach is removed along the lesser curve of the stomach. This leave a banana shaped stomach. Unlike gastric banding where a band is applied along the top of the stomach, the gastric sleeve is not associated with slippage. I hope my answer is well descriptive. ...Read more

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How much can u eat with gastric sleeve?

1/2 a cup of food: Should eat 4oz meals at a time. This way you don't vomit or feel sick. Should eat this portion size at every sitting. If vomiting then eating to fast and taking to big of a bite. ...Read more

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What can you eat after having the gastric sleeve?

Depends..: What you can eat depends on how far out from surgery you are. Every surgeon has a different protocol for advancing diet after surgery. However, once you are several months since surgery you can eat pretty much whatever you want. Just a lot less of it. ...Read more

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I had a gastric sleeve 4 weeks aga when can I exercise?

At this point: Most surgeons including myself recommend waiting about 4 weeks prior to exercising after major surgery. Keep in mind every one is different so you really should just call your surgeon to confirm if it is okay to start exercising. Incidentally you are 1 month postop so you should be following up with your bariatric surgeon anyway. ...Read more

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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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Thinking of gastric sleeve? How do I decide if it is the right choice?

Gastric sleeve: We can not answer it for you without knowing your bmi, your other co existing conditions like high bp, diabetes and others and your family history
you should get educated about the procedure, talk to the surgeon and ask all the questions about what kind of results you will achieve and what the side effects are and do your own research about the procedure and the surgeon. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to have gastric sleeve done & gadtric band removed at same tome?

Band to sleeve: It is acceptable to have a revision from a band to sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass in a single stage operation. I routinely perform this. However, it really depends on how difficult the band removal is and how much scar tissue is present. There are times where I will choose to only remove the band and do the sleeve or bypass at a later date. ...Read more

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I've had a gastric sleeve done about a year and 4 months ago I've put the weight back on. What do I do?

Please see the doc: Please see your bariatric surgeon to discuss if you need further revision.
Please read the material from the link below.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/24170068. ...Read more

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14 months post gastric sleeve. Have lost 140 but need to lose another 50, yet I am stuck no matter what I do for 2months. I will not gain or lose!

Congratulations to U: You have hit a palteau. Don't despair. Look what you have done. You will need to continue the same discipline you have been using. ...Read more

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How effective is a gastric sleeve in losing weight?

How effective is a gastric sleeve in losing weight?

Sleeve gastrectomy: The sleeve gastrectomy is very effective and has a high success rate. Patients typically lose about 60-65% of their excess body weight by a year to year and a half. That means if you are 100lbs overweight, you would lose 60-65 lbs. If you are 200 lbs overweight, you would lose 120-130 lbs. This doesn't mean you lose the weight automatically. You have to eat the right foods and exercise as well. ...Read more

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I have food intolerance after gastric sleeve, what to do?

I have food intolerance after gastric sleeve, what to do?

Common result: This result should have been discussed with you prior to the surgery, as food intolerances are not uncommon after this type of surgery. Speak with the surgeon and a dietician well versed in post-bariatric surgery diets to find out what type of foods are best and worst for you, and how to best lose your weight without being miserable every time you eat. You can finds foods that you can tolerate. ...Read more

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Could I eat a 15oz at a meal after 6 months of gastric sleeve?

Ask your surgeon...: ... who should be the "best" one to give you the answer to this Q since s/he knows more about why & how your gastric sleeve was done than anyone sporadically online. But, generally, may apply common sense and listen to what your stomach & body may tell you so to adjust what you can adopt and adapt to new post-surgical "setup" of gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is a gastric sleeve a good idea? What are your opinions?

Can be: This is one of several recognized bariatric procedures for weight loss. You will want to discuss with your surgeon his or her experience with this procedure vs others, such as gastric bypass, lap-band, etc. You should ask how many of these surgeries they have done and their success and complications rates. For the right patient, gastric sleeve can be a good option. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a gastric sleeve and an inverted gastric sleeve?

Read this article: Https://www. Drdkim. Net/procedures/david-kim-inverted-gastric-sleeve-dallas-tx/

Nothing different other than the suture line is oversewn to minimize leaks ...Read more

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Can you have excess skin after losing 100 lbs after gastric sleeve? How to best treat this?

Can you have excess skin after losing 100 lbs after gastric sleeve? How to best treat this?

Loose skin: If you lose a large amount of weight, chances are you will end up with at least some loose skin. There really isn't much you can do to prevent it. The younger you are, the more elastic your skin is, and the less likey you are to have baggy skin. ...Read more

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If denied insurance coverage for gastric sleeve procedure because no co morbidities, what are the options? Qnexa?

If denied insurance coverage for gastric sleeve procedure because no co morbidities, what are the options? Qnexa?

Are you sure?: Many times it is important to look carefully for co-morbidities: sleep study for sleep apnea, glucose tolerance test or hba1c for diabetes, lipid profile, joint assessment, esophageal reflux issues, urinary stress incontinence. ...Read more

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Contemplating gastric sleeve, I'm 21, 170 CM and 108kg. I'm terrified about any risks involved with the procedure. Am I too young to get it done?

Be at peace: If you have any co morbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, joint problems the surgery will help. When done at high volume centers by well experienced docs. The complications are low. ...Read more

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What is the quickest most effective way to loose weight. I had the gastric sleeve back in 2010 but I have about 50 to 60 lbs to loose I lost about 100 but need to loose more?

What is the quickest most effective way to loose weight. I had the gastric sleeve back in 2010 but I have about 50 to 60 lbs to loose I lost about 100 but need to loose more?

Resistance Exercise: Weight loss is the balance between calories in and your metabolism. Typically after bariatric surgery the calorie intake is restricted, so the next step is to increase metabolism. Remember, metabolism = lean muscle. To increase metabolism, increase lean muscle. Resistance exercise (weights, etc) are the best was of accomplishing this! ...Read more

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