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What are magenstrasse and mill gastroplasty?

What are magenstrasse and mill gastroplasty?

Folding stomach: This is a procedure to form the stomach into a small tube by stapling or folding and sewing it. It is prone to breakdown, however, and a better restrictive weight loss procedure is called the sleeve gastrectomy, where 3/4 of the stomach is removed to create the same small tube-like stomach. It is in between a lapband and a gastric bypass in its effectiveness for weight loss, about 60% at 2 years. ...Read more

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I had a gastroplasty 5 years ago, and have gained all weight back?

Revisit surgeon: Obviously you did not change your life style, after evaluation, may need revision of your gastric surgery, see your surgical team to start all over ...Read more

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Are magenstrasse and mill gastroplasty a lot more abundant nowadays?

Both are utilized: In the limited space we have to answer yur question here is an article that does that: http://www.medscape.com/medline/abstract/21189715 Magenstrasse mean Large (Main) Street in German and refers to the Lesser curvature of the stomach where the antral gastrin cells reside. ...Read more

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Online site to learn about gastroplasty?

Online site to learn about gastroplasty?

Obesity help: Obesityhelp.Com is a nice site that is filled with information and testimonials. Gastroplasty is an older operation that should probably not be done anymore. The modern options include band, bypass, and sleeve. ...Read more

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I had a vertical banded gastroplasty 20 years ago. I suffer pain similar to one I had when my gallbladder was removed 25 yrs ago. It's severe. ?

Go see GI today!: Vertical banded gastoplasty complications include staple line disruption, stomal stenoisis, band erosion, reflux, nausea/vomiting, marginal ulcers and weight regain. The diagnosis is established by upper endoscopy. Set up appointment today! ...Read more

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Gastroplasty surgery 4 years ago, why am I gaining weight?

Gastroplasty prob: Gastroplasty means a row of staples to make a fixed pouch. Rarely done in us now. Most have problems. Doesn't reduce hunger. Causes blockage of food which is not adjustable. If too tight, people vomit and shift to slider foods. If too loose, people can eat too much. You really need to see your doctor to see if pouch is ok. Also to make changes to your eating behavior. ...Read more

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How to get rid of flabbiness skin after gastroplasty surgery?

How to get rid of flabbiness skin after  gastroplasty surgery?

Body contouring: Exicision of loose, sagging skin is performed by a plastic surgeon trained in body contouring surgery. The results can be absolutely stunning, but you do want to have reached a stable weight prior to your consultation. ...Read more

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Gastroplasty doctors: what is revise stomach bowel fusion'?

Gastroplasty doctors: what is revise stomach bowel fusion'?

Passage adjestment: Small pouch of stomach made in 'gastric by pass' is attached to small intestine (rest of stomach left out ) in order to allow the food pas through , sometimes this is area is too narrow, or developed adhesions, or area is kinked requires correction (revision ). ...Read more

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Is reversal of a vertical-banded gastroplasty possible without another type of weight loss surgery?

Is reversal of a vertical-banded gastroplasty possible without another type of weight loss surgery?

Reversal indications: Any redo surgery is more complicated and tedious for the surgeon, due to scar formation and distortions to the anatomy by the previous procedure. Okay to talk with your original surgeon, take friend with you, okay to ask for a second opinion and fully understand the indications for redo procedure. Certainly a reversal alone is possible, if indicated, and with benefit to onset risk. Be well. ...Read more

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