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Dr. Shady Macaron
Board Certified, General Surgery
15 years in practice
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How does a gastric sleeve slip ?

Dr. Shady Macaron
Board Certified, General Surgery
15 years in practice
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How does a gastric sleeve slip
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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 more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Board Certified, Wound care
29 years in practice
10M people helped
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Is the gastric sleeve effective?

Dr. Vasu Brown
Board Certified, Wound care
29 years in practice
10M people helped
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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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
132M people helped
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Thinking of gastric sleeve? How do I decide if it is the right choice?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
132M people helped

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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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Board Certified, Bariatrics
17 years in practice
1M people helped
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Can you have excess skin after losing 100 lbs after gastric sleeve? How to best treat this?

Dr. Gregg Nishi
Board Certified, Bariatrics
17 years in practice
1M people helped
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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Dr. Leon Katz
Board Certified, Bariatrics
24 years in practice
355K people helped
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I had a gastric sleeve 4 weeks aga when can I exercise?

Dr. Leon Katz
Board Certified, Bariatrics
24 years in practice
355K people helped

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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Dr. Alexander Barkan
Board Certified, General Surgery
19 years in practice
930K people helped
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Can the gastric sleeve really work?

Dr. Alexander Barkan
Board Certified, General Surgery
19 years in practice
930K people helped
Can the gastric sleeve really work?

Gastric sleeve: Yes it works in losing weight.

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Board Certified, Bariatrics
17 years in practice
1M people helped
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How dangerous is it to have gastric sleeve done & gadtric band removed at same tome?

Dr. Gregg Nishi
Board Certified, Bariatrics
17 years in practice
1M people helped

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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Dr. Scott Welle
Board Certified, Bariatrics
11 years in practice
335K people helped
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What is the definition or description of: gastric sleeve?

Dr. Scott Welle
Board Certified, Bariatrics
11 years in practice
335K people helped

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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Dr. Keshab Paudel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
14 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Keshab Paudel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
14 years in practice
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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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Dr. Scott Welle
Board Certified, Bariatrics
11 years in practice
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What can you eat after having the gastric sleeve?

Dr. Scott Welle
Board Certified, Bariatrics
11 years in practice
335K people helped

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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