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How does a gastric sleeve slip ?

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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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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Is the gastric sleeve effective?

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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I had a gastric sleeve 4 weeks aga when can I exercise?

I had a gastric sleeve 4 weeks aga when can I exercise?

Exercise at 1 week: You can walk right away. Usually treadmill at one week. Light weights after one-two weeks (<20lbs). Heavy weights after six weeks. Each doctor has some unique suggestions. ...Read more

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Thinking of gastric sleeve? How do I decide if it is the right choice?

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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What is the definition or description of: gastric sleeve?

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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What can you eat after having the gastric sleeve?

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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Contemplating gastric sleeve, i'm 21, 170 CM and 108kg. I'm terrified about any risks involved with the procedure. Am i too young to get it done?

Be at peace: If you have any co morbidities such as diabetes, hypertension , joint problems the surgery will help. When done at high volume centers by well experienced docs. The complications are low. ...Read more

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Can you have excess skin after losing 100 lbs after gastric sleeve? How to best treat this?

Can you have excess skin after losing 100 lbs after gastric sleeve? How to best treat this?

Surgery or exercise: Every case is a little different and this is a common problem. If you are able to exercise now and can make the time to do it regularly, some of that excess skin may get better but there usually is some left over. Many weight loss surgeons can perform or refer you to a plastic surgeon to remove the skin. Depending on your insurance and circumstance it may or may not be covered. ...Read more

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What is more effective, better to the skin and works well .. Having a liposuction before or after a gastric sleeve ?

What is more effective, better to the skin and works well .. Having a liposuction before or after a gastric sleeve ?

In any body contour: Patient, we always advise to lose the extra weight first, whether it's through diet, exercise or gastric surgery. Then, we can help you with the residual fat or loose skin issues, once you've reached your target weight goal. ...Read more

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