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How Much Weight Do You Lose After Gastric Sleeve
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
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
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. ...Read more
2 points: Check with:
Your surgeon about how much you will likely lose.
2ndly you meant how much would you lose (not how much did i lose) ? ...Read more
What do you suggest if I am 230 pounds and I am scheduled for my gastric sleeve surgery, how much weight would i lose?
It depends on you...: Studies site b/w a 60-80% excess body weight loss with the sleeve (so if you are 100 pounds overweight, you could expect a 60-80 lb weight loss). However, surgery is no magic bullet. The best results are seen in patients who are motivated, follow the diet guidelines and exercise regularly. Attending support groups and making sure to follow up with your surgeon are also keys to success. Good luck! ...Read more
Dr.I would like to know for what reason do you think am not losing weight , after having the gastric sleeve surgery for the past 16 days?
Weight loss: Is still based on the simple equation of calories eaten minus calories burned off in a day. If you have not lost much weight, you are managing to eat the same amount of calories each day as you use. If you eat more than you use, you will gain weight. If you use more than you eat you will lose. You need to see if you have been low on using calories (and can increase activity to help) or vice vers. ...Read more
I had a gastric sleeve 4 weeks ago. Why am i not losing weight ? I'm only eating 400-800 cal/day & working out. I've only lost 10# from week one.
Ask your surgeon!: It would be unfair to you and to the person who operated on you to speculate as to this question. If you, indeed, are having this issue, then by all means, call or visit with your surgeon and get your questions answered. The surgeon deserves the courtesy and you certainly do. Take a list of questions you think of regarding your surgery and post operative period with you to your visit. ...Read more
Both similar: The sleeve and bypass work in almost all patients. Our experience is to expect about an 80% excess body weight loss with the bypass and 70% with the sleeve. So if you weigh 250 and you are supposed to weigh 150, then you have an excess weight of 100 lbs. Most patients make their decision based on side effects or risks. Both are great. ...Read more
How many calories a day should I been consuming after a gastric sleeve? Weight loss has slowed and i want to continue to lose another 5kg. Thanks
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
Can teeth shift after losing weight? Had gastric sleeve and lost 90lb in 2 years and my teeth are shifting. Is this related? Serum calcium normal.
Tooth movement: teeth move for a number of reasons-unstable bite, periodontal disease(which loosens the attachment of the teeth to the bone), have a thorough dental exam that includes a periodontal charting and occlusal wear analysis to understand this change. the tooth movement is unrelated to the weight loss. dental maintenance and prevention procedures will help to stabilize your teeth. ...Read more
I'm F 28 5'4" I have high BLood pressure I take losartan for it Iv tried everything to losing weight can I be a candidate for gastric sleeve ?
Possibly: That is a complex decision. Please seek the advise of a bariatric (weight loss specialist) physician. Best of luck to you! ...Read more
Iam a hypothyroid patient and had a gastric sleeve would i lose weight ( tsh is 5 ) and iam on 200 thyroxine?
Weight loss How 2?:
21 F asks would a gastric sleeve help me lose weight? I am on thyroid.
The secret to controlling your body weight to where you want it is very simple in concept but difficult in execution. You are in control. Recommend you get the app FitnessPal and enter your calories in/out. This will tell u what u must do to get to goal. Keep us posted. Expect wt to go down as soon as in is less than out. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I've had a gastric sleeve done about a year and 4 months ago i've put the weight back on. What do I do?
Please see the doc:
Please see your bariatric surgeon to discuss if you need further revision.
Please read the material from the link below.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24170068. ...Read more
I have lost 10stone in weight with a gastric sleeve I am worried about putting it all back on I am 20 months out . Thanks ?
Vigilance!: Can't cheat (but everyone does), can't decrease activity (but everyone does). ...Read more
What is the quickest most effective way to loose weight. I had the gastric sleeve back in 2010 but I have about 50 to 60 lbs to loose I lost about 100 but need to loose more?
Resistance Exercise: Weight loss is the balance between calories in and your metabolism. Typically after bariatric surgery the calorie intake is restricted, so the next step is to increase metabolism. Remember, metabolism = lean muscle. To increase metabolism, increase lean muscle. Resistance exercise (weights, etc) are the best was of accomplishing this! ...Read more
Yes: The procedure is fairly new and has risks as do all weight loss operations. In this case, the long-term data shows that some of them return to a normal sized stomach. As with all weight loss operations, they do best when the patient is willing to change their lifestyle. ...Read more
Calculate: Look up what your ideal body weight is. Subtract your ideal body weight from your original weight. That number is the denominator representing your total excess weight. The numerator is the amount of weight you have actually lost. So if your excess weight was 50 lbs and you have lost 20 lbs, you have lost 20/50=40% of excess body weight. ...Read more
Depends: On the expertise of the surgeon. Go to a bariatric center that has been doing sleeves for some time and ask about their track record. ...Read more
Considering gastric sleeve surgery after years of failed dieting. 34 yrs old, 5'4 290lbs. What's the success rate for keeping weight off?
Very good: Gastric sleeve is very successful and has good long term results with very little weight regain. ...Read more
Hi, I am glad you have had success with your decision to have this procedure. Your bariatric surgeon should have given you dietary instruction, exercise, info, and follow-up appointments to help facilitate your success. The maintenance phase does not
ever end. This is a longterm lifestyle change
that you have committed to--when you had the surgery. You are now enjoying your success-keep it up! ...Read more
Complication rate: Both the short and long term complication rate is much higher for a duodenal switch. ...Read more
I am going to have the gastric sleeve surgery in 5 days and was put on a low calorie, high protein diet yesterday. How much can I lose by then?
Starting to feel hungry again two years after gastric sleeve surgery. Do not want to gain weight back. Any tips?
Have a f/u: You need to see your surgeon for a follow-up. Also, see a nutritionist to reassess your dietary needs. You should be exercising regularly. ...Read more
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