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How much over weight do you have to be before you can have a gastric sleeve surgery performed?

Sleeve gastrectomy: You need to have a BMI over 40 if you have no medical problems, or a BMI over 35 if you have at least 2 obesity related medical problems.

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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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Need your opinions pls. I'm 100 pounds over weight. Obgyn suggested gastric sleeve. Have pcos (VERY hard to loose weight) down 7lbs-3wks on my own??

Need your opinions pls. I'm 100 pounds over weight. Obgyn suggested gastric sleeve. Have pcos (VERY hard to loose weight) down 7lbs-3wks on my own??

Bariatric surgeon: When weight loss surgery is discussed, a weight loss surgery center should be consulted as well as the health plan. Weight loss is a coordinated effort that involves dietary counseling, attempt to intentionally loose weight, and then bariatric surgery, plus follow up to help with maintaining the life style changes that are required to prevent gaining weight again.

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What are the effects of a gastric sleeve 5, 10, 20 years post-op? Will the sleeve still be intact, working order? How much can/will it stretch? Regain?

What are the effects of a gastric sleeve 5, 10, 20 years post-op? Will the sleeve still be intact, working order? How much can/will it stretch? Regain?

Sleeve gastrectomy: No one knows for certain what the outcomes of vertical sleeve gastrectomy will be at more than 5 years. We know that patients having similar gastrectomies tolerate it well. It may stretch some over time but it does not stretch a great deal. Its success depends on your dietary compliance.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can you tell me about gastric sleeve surgery how much weight will I lose?

Can you tell me about gastric sleeve surgery how much weight will I lose?

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.

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How much can I expect to lose after gastric sleeve a year after surgery. I weigh 250 now?

Gastric sleeve surg: Gastric sleeve surgery is successful in helping patients loose weight. Depending on your diet, exercise regime, most patients lose about 60-70% of their excess weight. (Bariatric Surgery, A Systemic Review and Meta Analysis, 2004). What type of diet are you on currently? Let us know your risk factors to give you a more precise answer.

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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.

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How does a gastric sleeve slip?

How does a gastric sleeve slip?

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.

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How effective is a gastric sleeve in losing weight?

How effective is a gastric sleeve in losing weight?

Sleeve gastrectomy: The sleeve gastrectomy is very effective and has a high success rate. Patients typically lose about 60-65% of their excess body weight by a year to year and a half. That means if you are 100lbs overweight, you would lose 60-65 lbs. If you are 200 lbs overweight, you would lose 120-130 lbs. This doesn't mean you lose the weight automatically. You have to eat the right foods and exercise as well.

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I have food intolerance after gastric sleeve, what to do?

I have food intolerance after gastric sleeve, what to do?

Common result: This result should have been discussed with you prior to the surgery, as food intolerances are not uncommon after this type of surgery. Speak with the surgeon and a dietician well versed in post-bariatric surgery diets to find out what type of foods are best and worst for you, and how to best lose your weight without being miserable every time you eat. You can finds foods that you can tolerate.

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Could I eat a 15oz at a meal after 6 months of gastric sleeve?

Ask your surgeon...: ... who should be the "best" one to give you the answer to this Q since s/he knows more about why & how your gastric sleeve was done than anyone sporadically online. But, generally, may apply common sense and listen to what your stomach & body may tell you so to adjust what you can adopt and adapt to new post-surgical "setup" of gastrointestinal tract.

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Please answer me. Is a gastric sleeve a good idea? What are your opinions?

Can be: This is one of several recognized bariatric procedures for weight loss. You will want to discuss with your surgeon his or her experience with this procedure vs others, such as gastric bypass, lap-band, etc. You should ask how many of these surgeries they have done and their success and complications rates. For the right patient, gastric sleeve can be a good option.

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What is the difference between a gastric sleeve and an inverted gastric sleeve?

Read this article: Https://www. Drdkim. Net/procedures/david-kim-inverted-gastric-sleeve-dallas-tx/ Nothing different other than the suture line is oversewn to minimize leaks

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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.

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If denied insurance coverage for gastric sleeve procedure because no co morbidities, what are the options? Qnexa?

If denied insurance coverage for gastric sleeve procedure because no co morbidities, what are the options? Qnexa?

Are you sure?: Many times it is important to look carefully for co-morbidities: sleep study for sleep apnea, glucose tolerance test or hba1c for diabetes, lipid profile, joint assessment, esophageal reflux issues, urinary stress incontinence.

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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.

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