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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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Sleeve: That requires a long answer. If you have diabetes, have significant heartburn or reflux, are primarily a sweet eater, have a BMI well into the 50's, you should thing of a gastric bypass. If you have a family history of stomach cancer or have a vitamin or iron deficiency, I would lean towards a sleeve. I spend over an hour discussing this with patients so there is more to it though. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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