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What can you eat after having the gastric sleeve?

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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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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How much can u eat with gastric sleeve?

How much can u eat with gastric sleeve?

1/2 a cup of food: Should eat 4oz meals at a time. This way you don't vomit or feel sick. Should eat this portion size at every sitting. If vomiting then eating to fast and taking to big of a bite. ...Read more

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I had gastric sleeve in 2010 and am starting to gain weight after losing 90 pounds. Will my stomach shrink back if i eat less?

I had gastric sleeve in 2010 and am starting to gain weight after losing 90 pounds. Will my stomach shrink back if i eat less?

Prob not: Stomach is a dynamic organ and expands as we eat and than empties slowly over time. Surgery on stomach to restrict capacity works well for most people but stomach capacity can get bigger over time. So now you have to rely on ur habits and visual cues and food diary to figure out how many calories ur are taking in. Also need to work on burning more calories than u take in. ...Read more

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My sister did a gastrectomy or gastric sleeve surgery, now after a month, she can't eat anything even if it is one bite of an apple. Is that normal ?

My sister did a gastrectomy or gastric sleeve surgery, now after a month, she can't eat anything even if it is one bite of an apple. Is that normal ?

Not normal: That is not normal and you should be able to eat about a palm sized portion of food, although it may take time. Protein and hydration are very important after bariatric surgery. If she cannot tolerate even a few bites of food, she needs to see her bariatric surgeon ASAP! She could have a stricture which would need further treatment. ...Read more

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Hi doctor i just a gastric sleeve operation on monday i was just wondering how much food and water i can eat per day please?

Hi doctor i just a gastric sleeve operation on monday i was just wondering how much food and water i can eat per day please?

This should have...: This is something you should have gone over with your surgeon, well before the operation. You can postpone the surgery until all questions have been answered. They should be! ...Read more

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How often should I eat clear liquids one week out of gastric sleeve surgery? It feels as though I am hungry every hour . Is this normal?

Every 15 min 1st wk: After a sleeve, most patients drink something every 15 min (or even more often) since it is hard to drink very much each time. Most surgeons allow full liquids for the first two weeks. Then usually puréed for two more weeks. But, always check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had gastric sleeve-pathologist fnd intestinal metaplasia-had endoscopy I do have im-will i get stomach cancer-is it reversible-what do I eat to live?

I had gastric sleeve-pathologist fnd intestinal metaplasia-had endoscopy I do have im-will i get stomach cancer-is it reversible-what do I eat to live?

Research interest...: Im of the stomach is believed by some to represent a precancerous change, meaning precursor lesion to gastric cancer. There are no known guidelines or surveillance recommendations yet established for this condition which remains an area of ongoing research. Follow-up with your gi. Good luck! ...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?

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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