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After a gastric sleeve or gastric band surgery what is the best way to prevent or minimize loose and excess skin?

After a gastric sleeve or gastric band surgery what is the best way to prevent or minimize loose and excess skin?

Options are few: In younger individuals , excessive skin to some extent moulds itself , by toning the body with exercises along with application elastic bandages , most common way is by cosmetic surgery. Consult a plastic surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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Dr. Terry Simpson
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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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How do gastric band surgery and gastric sleeve surgery differ?

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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Could someone with a gastric band and a recurred hiatal hernia have a hernia repair and a gastric sleeve?

Could someone with a gastric band and a recurred hiatal hernia have a hernia repair and a gastric sleeve?

Yes: It isn't a recurrent hernia - although it could be. May be a slip or dilation. Recurrence of hernia or a slip indicates you ate too fast or wanted your band too tight or ate things that became stuck. Find out why it failed or you failed it first. Fix you before another procedure. ...Read more

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

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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Which is better gastric sleeve or lap band?

Which is better gastric sleeve or lap band?

Sleeve: In most recent studies the sleeve has shown better weight loss and resolution of other illnesses such as diabetes. Keep in mind however that the sleeve is not reversible. The choice of the right operation is made by you in discussion with your surgeon. Great question. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of a lap band and a gastric sleeve?

Complicated: Fewer and fewer lap bands are being placed these days. The weight loss with them is not as consistent, they can slip, etc. A gastric sleeve has more reliable weight loss, though it is a bigger operation. I'd suggest having a conversation with a bariatric surgeon so that he/she can lay out all risks and benefits. Also, you'd get a chance to ask more questions. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of a gastric sleeve compared to a lap band?

What are the pros and cons of a gastric sleeve compared to a lap band?

Sleeve gastrectomy : The general consensus at the national meetings I attend is that sleeve gastrectomy results seem to be much better than lap band results. In addition, lap band patients often have complications from their band (prolapse, erosion, leakage, dilated pouch, esophageal dysmotility). The lap band now only accounts for only 8% of the operations done (sleeve 47%, bypass 42%). We rarely do bands now. ...Read more

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What is the difference in cost between a gastric sleeve and a lap band?

Depends: Prices for each surgery vary based on the region you live and demand.The band has become less popular over the last few years with the subsequent rise in sleeve procedures.As of this year, the sleeve has become the most common weight loss procedure in the USA. As a result band prices tend to be a little cheaper than the sleeve.Difference can be as much as $5,000-6,000.In my area, price is the same ...Read more

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How do the results from a lap band differ from those of a gastric sleeve?

Sleeve gastrectomy : The general consensus at the national meetings I attend is that sleeve gastrectomy results seem to be much better than lap band results. In addition, lap band patients often have complications from their band (prolapse, erosion, leakage, dilated pouch, esophageal dysmotility). The lap band now only accounts for only 8% of the operations done (sleeve 47%, bypass 42%). We rarely do bands now. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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