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Dr. Mark Pack Dr. Pack
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Is having weight loss surgery giving up?

Dr. Mark Pack Dr. Pack
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Is having weight loss surgery giving up?

Absolutely not!!!!!: Why would you ask this? Losing weight is very hard. It is definitely very hard to lose weight. Some people have a more difficult time than others. Even though undergoing weight loss surgery is a very big step, it is not GIVING UP. If you feel this way, you should not have the surgery. ...Read more

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Weight Loss Surgery (Definition)

Surgical procedures for obesity may be appropriate for some dangerously obese people, and they may reduce heart problems and many of the risks associated with obesity. These risks include high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and diabetes. In fact, surgery provides much greater control of weight and diabetes than nonsurgical weight-loss methods. Studies are reporting significant reductions in diabetes, and the need for diabetic medications, after surgery. Other medical conditions that often improve after surgery include heartburn, arthritis, and other joint and circulation problems. The care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, before and after surgery, requires specialized expertise and facilities. Studies have shown that the likelihood of complications is significantly associated with the experience of the surgeon and staff. Bariatric surgeries produce weight loss through one of two approaches: * Restrictive Banding Procedures. These procedures restrict the amount of food by closing off parts of the stomach with bands. * Malabsorptive Bypass Procedures. This approach restricts the amount of food and also reduces absorption by using a bypass of parts of the intestine. The malabsorptive procedures are more successful in achieving weight loss than the banding approach, but they carry a greater ...Read more


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Is weight loss surgery safe? Also, is it done in the uk, i hadn't heard about it until very recently? What changes to your lifestyle must you make?

Weight loss surgery : Yes it is safe if done by an experienced surgeon. It does require a big lifestyle change. No more junk food, sodas, you should eat much fewer carbs, and exercise regularly. It takes work, but the payoff is huge. ...Read more

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Is it normal to want to eat a lot sometimes seven months after barbaric sleeve surgery?

Is it normal to want to eat a lot sometimes seven months after barbaric sleeve surgery?

Eating disorder: This is the crux of the problem. I am confident your surgeon would have put you through therapy or classes about eating before operating on you. I would also hope you have been doing the work to manage your hunger feelings differently. But if not it is time to redefine your hunger feelings so that you do not eat your way back to obesity! ...Read more

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How long can I wait to do al liposuction after a sleeve surgery?

How long can I wait to do al liposuction after a sleeve surgery?

Stable Weight.: Best to undergo body contouring surgery of any kind once you have reached a long-term stable weight. Keep in mind, that patients who have had significant weight loss, often lose skin elasticity as well; you may not be a good candidate for liposuction surgery alone. Often, significant weight loss patients require excisional procedures (lipectomy) such as tummy tuck surgery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had the sleeve surgery 3 week ago and lost 9 pound the first week, since then 1pound lost. I eat around 800calorie a day and walk 45min 5 day a wk.

 I had the sleeve surgery 3 week ago and lost 9 pound the first week, since then 1pound lost. I eat around 800calorie a day and walk 45min 5 day a wk.

Everyone is differet: After bariatric surgery, everyone loses weight in a different way and at a different pace. If you are sticking to the diet and exercise plan outlined by your bariatric team, then the weight will come off. Be patient with yourself and your body. Keep up the good work with food and exercise choices and make sure to follow up as recommended by your surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I expect after my gastric sleeve surgery?

What can I expect after my gastric sleeve surgery?

Life changing: Make sure you talk fully with your surgery team before surgery and that you have a full understanding of the surgery and consequences BEFORE you do it. It is lifechanging. First few days after surgery can entail some nausea,pain,etc. Long term, your stomach will hold less food; protein should be the focus. Each program is a little different; talk in depth with a skilled bariatric surgeon. ...Read more

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Gastric sleeve surgery, how much weight will i lose?

Gastric sleeve surgery, how much weight will i lose?

Depends on you: Sleeve gastrectomy is a physiologic restrictive operation. The average weight loss is about 70% of the excess weight. However, it depends on the patient and his/her initial weight before surgery. Nothing say that you cant lose all your excess weight if you follow the instruction of the diet and exercise. I have several patients who lost more than 100 lbs. in the first 6 month after the surgery. ...Read more

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Gastric sleeve surgery - how much weight can you lose?

Gastric sleeve surgery - how much weight can you lose?

Sleeve surgery: Is safe and effective. It works through several hormonal pathways and not just restriction (e.g. Ghrelin, glp-1, pyy, etc). These honors take hunger away. Lifestyle changes are required for all bariatric surgeries. When all goes away, patients lose 60-75 lbs, for every 100 lbs they are over weight. ...Read more

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What are the problems after gastric sleeve surgery, help!?

What are the problems after gastric sleeve surgery, help!?

Several things: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size. LSG has been reported to increase the risk of new onset gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) by altering the normal position of the sphincter at the gastroesophageal junction or in some cases, having the sleeve migrate into the chest. It is still safer than bypass ...Read more

Dr. Craig Lum Dr. Lum
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Is it easier to have your baby before you start gastric sleeve surgery?

Dr. Craig Lum Dr. Lum
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Is it easier to have your baby before you start gastric sleeve surgery?

Baby vs bari surgery: If you are typing this message, I gather you must be obese and trying to lose weight. With obesity, there are problems that can come with pregnancy. After your weight loss, those problems may become a lot less resulting in your pregnancy going better. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack Dr. Pack
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Can you tell me about gastric sleeve surgery how much weight will I lose?

Dr. Mark Pack Dr. Pack
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Varies: The amount of weight you will lose after gastric sleeve surgery varies. It depends upon your motivation, your diet, your exercise,… There are studies that show that people will lose an average of 60% of what they are overweight after the gastric sleeve surgery. ...Read more

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What are the chances of gastric sleeve surgery failing in the FIRST couple weeks/months? & how common does it happen?

What are the chances of gastric sleeve surgery failing in the FIRST couple weeks/months? & how common does it happen?

Sleeve and diet: If by "failing," you mean that your weight did not go down, it is possible. The procedure should be combined with a change in diet. Supervision by a knowledgeable nutritionist helps. The sleeve makes dieting to lose weight easier, but it doesn't make the weight go down by itself. Some people require a second procedure. Should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Alcohol and gastric sleeve surgery, can I mix these 2?

Alcohol and gastric sleeve surgery, can I mix these 2?

Not advisable: If you are trying to lose weight, avoiding alcohol will prevent you from taking in unnecessary, empty calories. ...Read more

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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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Why is it important to avoid carbonated drinks after gastric sleeve surgery?

Why is it important to avoid carbonated drinks after gastric sleeve surgery?

To avoid bloating: Carbonated drinks have 3 cans of air in one can of liquid. With a sleeve, that air expands and makes you bloated. More of the air gets in the small bowel and you get bloated. No evidence that it stretches out the sleeve. ...Read more

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Do people get GERD after gasteric sleeve surgery?

Dr. John Fung Dr. Fung
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Do people get GERD after gasteric sleeve surgery?

It can happen: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has been reported to increase the risk of new onset gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) by altering the normal position of the sphincter at the gastroesophageal junction or in some cases, having the sleeve migrate into the chest. One survey found that 6.5% of the patients who had undergone lsg developed post-operative gerd. ...Read more

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Plasma (Definition)

It is the fluid portion of both the blood and lymph system in which the ...Read more