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What is the difference between gastric bypass, stomach stapling and gastric band?

What is the difference between gastric bypass, stomach stapling and gastric band?

Degrees: Band: appliance surg inserted to cinch stomach; adv.-easier surgery, reversible; disadv-less wt loss, less sustained, higher failure rate, compl, slippage, etc. Stapling-surg restrictive procedure; adv: more sustained, succ. Than above; disadv-still easy to cheat/wt gain (e.g. Melt ice cream, then drink it). Bypass: combo restrict and malabsorp; adv: more effective; dis: bigger op, more nutr risk. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Does going through gastric bypass affect your oral cavity?

Does going through gastric bypass affect your oral cavity?

Gastric bypass: Well, yes and no. I have never seen anyone complain of problems of their mouth after gastric bypass (over 5000 patients). However, I have had many patients say that food tasted differently after having surgery, and that some foods they used to love eating tasted terrible to them after having surgery. So, your taste buds may be affected after surgery. ...Read more

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The gastric pouch created by bariatric surgery eventually expands. How much food can it hold?

The gastric pouch created by bariatric surgery eventually expands. How much food can it hold?

More than it should.: After a while, the pouch will grow and as such the normal satiety signals will require more food to trigger. As you can imagine, this can lead to some weight gain in the long term. Habits must be maintained consciously as far as portion sizes and exercise intensity to keep the weight down. ...Read more

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Will atropine drip into the patients esophagus and absorb through the lining?

Will atropine drip into the patients esophagus and absorb through the lining?

Atropine drip: Can be given IV or occasional through the trachea if IV access is not available. HR and BP are monitored during the procedure. It is used to dry up secretions with general anesthesia, in the treatment of rapid heat rates, with organophosphate and mushroom poisoning. As far as I know it is not administered through the esophagus. ...Read more

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How is the gastric sleeve and the gastric bypass procedure done?

How is the gastric sleeve and the gastric bypass procedure done?

Laparoscopic: More steps involved with bypass. The current picture shows bypass. The last question i answered for you has the picture of sleeve. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective: lap band, gastric bypass or gastric sleeve?

Which is the most effective: lap band, gastric bypass or gastric sleeve?

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. If you have those problems or have a bmi over 50, the bypass is a better option. ...Read more

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What treatment removes substances from the stomach via a plastic tube that suctions?

What treatment removes substances from the stomach via a plastic tube that suctions?

Nasogastric tube: A nasogastric tube passes through the nose, down the esophagus, and into the stomach, and can be used to suction gastric contents. It also can be used to provide feedings to the stomach in some settings. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Why do esophageal cancer patients have a feeding tube inserted into the duodenum instead of the stomach?

Why do esophageal cancer patients have a feeding tube inserted into the duodenum instead of the stomach?

To avoid stomach: When your esophagus is removed due to cancer (esophagectomy) in order to eat again, your stomach may be used to replace your esophagus (stomach conduit). Therefore you want to avoid any surgery that may compromise the use of the stomach as a conduit. Therefore a feeding tube would be placed in the small bowel or jejunum. This is called a "j" tube. ...Read more

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Which was generally more successful in 2013: the lap band or gastric sleeve?

Sleeve - any year: However, which weight loss operation you have is an individual decision. Weigh the pro's and con's of each procedure, and choose what seems the best fit for you, based on eating habits, BMI, medical problems, etc. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How big/long is the surgical scar from the lap band or gastric banding surgery?

How big/long is the surgical scar from the lap band or gastric banding surgery?

1-2 inches and 1/3 : Laparoscopic scars - 3 will be 1/4 to 1/2 inch and one will be 1-2 inches. Although we have done single incision with 2 inch. ...Read more

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How do gastric band, gastric bypass and a gastric balloon differ?

How do gastric band, gastric bypass and a gastric balloon differ?

Different principles: Bariatric procedures can be divided into 3 principle effects, causing malabsorption of nutrients, by restricting stomach size or a combination of both. Gastric band and balloon are restrictive, while gastric bypass is considered to be a combination of restrictive (small stomach pouch) and malabsorptive (bypassing portions of the digestive tract that absorb calories and nutrients). ...Read more

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Can a dr see larynx/ throat issues with the cam before heading down the esophagus and into the stomach during gastroscope ?

Can a dr see larynx/ throat issues with the cam before heading down the esophagus and into the stomach during gastroscope ?

Yes: During an esophagoscopy the gastroenterologist or surgeon will see the larynx and hypopharynx prior to entering the esophagus. Generally if they notice any lesions or concern they will refer to otolaryngology for evaluation which will usually include an office flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy/pharyngoscopy. ...Read more

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Can the gastric sleeve be performed during the laproscopic surgery for the hiatal hernia?

Can the gastric sleeve be performed during the laproscopic surgery for the hiatal hernia?

Yes: In fact if a patient has a hiatal hernia they should be done simultaneously. There is no reason to have two operations in this case. ...Read more

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After an oesophagectomy can swallowing liquid stop the healing?

After an oesophagectomy can swallowing liquid stop the healing?

Timing: Timing of swallowing liquids with regards of performance of gastric tube anastomosis is important. Enough time is allowed for anastomotic healing before trying to swallow any food or liquid. Depending on how good the gastric tube drainage is you may be able to swallow easy. The wound healing process is similar for all wounds. By 21 days wounds develop 1/3 of base tensile strenght. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between gastric bypass surgery, stomach stapling and gastric band surgery?

Please help! what is the difference between gastric bypass surgery, stomach stapling and gastric band surgery?

Bypass and band: Lap band is the safest and is reversible which attracts a lot of patients, but failure rates are high, it is easy to cheat, weight loss is slower. Bypass is the gold standard, been around for 50yrs, results in the greatest weight loss, highest cure rates for diabetes, but has a higher risk. Stomach stapling can mean many different things. You probably mean sleeve gastrectomy, also good, the newest. ...Read more

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How are gastric band operation and gastric bypass different?

How are gastric band operation and gastric bypass different?

Weight loss: The band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to restrict the amount of food you can consume. It is adjustable depending on the amount of food you can eat and weight loss. The bypass permanently changes the anatomy by re-routing the intestines. The sleeve gastrectomy permanently changes the size of the stomach. All work well for the right people. ...Read more

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Consumed cough drop during exercise.postexercise swallowing food burns roof of mouth and esophagus as food travels through the areas. what is this?

Consumed cough drop during exercise.postexercise swallowing food burns roof of mouth and esophagus as food travels through the areas. what is this?

Have LPR maybe?: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime, exercises. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Can try otc acid blocker for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid,nexium). Eval if persistent ...Read more

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Does a lot of gastric acid travel into the esophagus during heartburn?

Does a lot of gastric acid travel into the esophagus during heartburn?

Not usually: Hearburn can be due a little acid, and a lot of stomach content, or sometimes due to no acid at all. It is due to sensitivity to backflow of stomach content into an area not designed to deal with it. ...Read more

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Gastric ulcer and barrett's esophagus. Any connection between the two?

Gastric acid: If you have gastric acid hypersecretion (too much gastric acid), you may develop gastric ulcers, and if this acid goes up to the esophagus for a long time, you can develop barrett's esophagus. ...Read more

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Gastric Banding (Definition)

The band is placed around the stomach to decrease appetite. It does not work when you eat- it works two hours later. The band adds pressure to the stomach and that allows your body to be fooled into thinking your last meal was more than it was. It does not make you feel full, it does not make you feel satisfied when you eat, it works two hours later. - it is a ...Read more


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