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Can You Stretch Out Your Stomach 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
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
Had gastric sleeve & told not to drink diet soda because stomach fills with air stretching the stomach. How can stomach fill with air since open @top?
Not open at the top!: There is the cardio-esophageal sphincter which closes off the esophagus ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had gastric sleeve in 2010 and am starting to gain weight after losing 90 pounds. Will my stomach shrink back if I eat less?
Prob not: Stomach is a dynamic organ and expands as we eat and than empties slowly over time. Surgery on stomach to restrict capacity works well for most people but stomach capacity can get bigger over time. So now you have to rely on ur habits and visual cues and food diary to figure out how many calories ur are taking in. Also need to work on burning more calories than u take in. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have cihrosis of the liverand my liver has attached itself to the top of my stomach is it possible to do the gastric sleeve?
Risks: Scarring of liver (cirrhosis) increases risks of surgery. Any surgery, esp w/general anesthesia can cause liver to "decompensate"-a messy, slippery slope of clinical badness: infection, bleeding, worsening mental status, fluid retention, kidney failure, maybe death. That is a factor above and beyond the technical diff re: anatomy w/stomach. Discuss all options w/your doc and surgeon. ...Read more
If I got the gastric sleeve my concern is long term. For instance, what would happen if I got cancer in the small amount of stomach that I have left?
Is the gastric sleeve good for a person with sarcoidosis? Because of the inflammation and the stapling of the stomach? Would it cause problems?
Had gastric sleeve surgery, can u get scar tissue build up any where in pelvic/abdominal? Build up other places other then incision site?
Gastric sleeve: No, you will not get scar tissue anywhere else. ...Read more
Stomach aches bad after eating and just dull ache all the time. I had gastric sleeve 7/22/14 no one knows what's wrong? Any advise? Thank you
Stomach pain: Likely related to your procedure, I would definitely inform the surgeon and discuss with them ASAP. Good luck ...Read more
Is it possible to have a leak after gastric sleeve and not know it? Pain throughout stomach with pancreatitis. All lab work fine except amylase/lipase
It's more accurate to say the pancreatitis caused the sleeve procedure!!!
well, obesity which causes the sleeve procedure also causes pancreatitis through gallstone formation and other reasons.
Then, the pancreatitis causes leaks in TEN PERCENT of those who have it. Pancreatitis can cause collection of fluid. Imaging studies would show what is going on. ...Read more
I had gastric sleeve-pathologist fnd intestinal metaplasia-had endoscopy I do have im-will I get stomach cancer-is it reversible-what do I eat to live?
Research interest...: I'm of the stomach is believed by some to represent a precancerous change, meaning precursor lesion to gastric cancer. There are no known guidelines or surveillance recommendations yet established for this condition which remains an area of ongoing research. Follow-up with your gi. Good luck! ...Read more
I have enlarged/tender lymph nodes - both sides of groin & abdominal discomfort - lower left. Dizzy if I stand too fast/low BP? Gastric Sleeve in 2015
See Dr or even ER: If you are having so many serious problem, you need to see a doctor ASAP and even consider going to the ER. Don't delay since this sounds like something nasty. ...Read more
I'm 5'1 and 250. Do I qualify for gastric sleeve? And if I do, will I have a ton of excess skin? I have hardly any stretch marks right now.
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?
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
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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