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I'm getting a sleeve gastrectomy and I want to know everything about it.?

I'm getting a sleeve gastrectomy and I want to know everything about it.?

Talk to your surgeon: It's the doctor's responsibility to explain it and answer all your questions. ...Read more

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Dr. Elias Chousleb Mizrahi
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Gastrectomy (Definition)

Gastrectomy means removal of the stomach. This is done for cancer, ischemia, or ulcer disease. One can perform a partial or total gastrectomy, and then the GI tract is reconstructed accordingly. I hope this satisfies ...Read more


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Reactive hypoglycemia 1, 5 year after sleeve gastrectomy, any tips or medications to handle? Does it get any bettee?

Diet advice.: Your best bet would be to pursue nutrition advice with a registered dietitian. You likely need a tailored diet of small frequent meals with complex carbohydrates and fiber to keep the blood sugars from spiking after you eat. The spike it what leads to an oversecretion of insulin, which then lowers the blood sugar excessively. Find an RD who specializes in patients who've had weight loss surgery ...Read more

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My girl cousin is over weight but is bearly 18 years old...Should she get the sleeve gastrectomy done? What are the complications of that surgery?

My girl cousin is over weight but is bearly 18 years old...Should she get the sleeve gastrectomy done? What are the complications of that surgery?

Maybe: It depends on a lot of factors. How overweight? Does she associated medical problems like diabetes or high blood pressure? A consult with a bariatric surgeon who has experience in pediatric patients will be able to tell you if surgery is the right option for your cousin. Bariatric surgery is not for everyone. ...Read more

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What is a vertical sleeve gastrectomy?

What is a vertical sleeve gastrectomy?

See below: The attached picture is worth 400 characters. The large, floppy, stretchable part of the stomach is removed, leaving a narrowed, cylindrical structure. Best description I heard was from Dr. Nowzaradan who said it goes from the size of a football to the size of a banana. It is a safe and effective operation for weight loss when applied as part of a comprehensive weight loss program. ...Read more

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Is the vertical sleeve gastrectomy safe and effective or too experimental?

Safe and effective: Objective data continues to accumulate supporting the laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy as an effective operation as part of a comprehensive weight loss program. Excess weight loss and improvement in comorbidities is very close to that achieved with gastric bypass. However, as with all such operations, the patient must buy in to significant lifestyle changes to be successful in the long run ...Read more

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What does laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy look like before and after?

Here is a picture: The portion of the stomach on the left is what you would be left with and the part on the right is removed permanently. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between vertical sleeve gastrectomy & Crohn's disease?

No: Crohn's disease is generally a disease of the small bowel, occasionally the large intestine and is an inflammatory disorder. Sleeve gastrectomy (sg) is used for weight loss. The two disorders are not related or causal. Most patients with ibd are malnourished and the frequency of morbid obesity is lower, however in one study from israel, 13 patients with crohn's successfully underwent sg. ...Read more

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Hi, do you think I can enlist for the US military if I had a sleeve gastrectomy surgery?

Not likely: There are written guidelines which your local recruiter should have available (may be online!) ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to maintain the weight after a sleeve gastrectomy? I have gained some weight back. Not happy about it.

Maintain your diet: If you do not stay on special diet there is no surgery on earth is going to make you lose weight while you are eating whatever you want surgery supposed to be a tool for a new fresh start not a goal. That why every patient should go through a psychiatric avaluation before surgery enjoy the weight you lost and stick to a diet to maintain what you lost there is no free ride or magic trick. ...Read more

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After a vertical sleeve gastrectomy a year ago I am only able to eat only a few bites of food, will it be like this forever?

After a vertical sleeve gastrectomy a year ago I am only able to eat only a few bites of food, will it be like this forever?

Tight sleeve: It may be like forever. If your surgeon made your sleeve really narrow, your symptoms may be permanent. If there is only one area that is narrow, you might be able to have it dilated with endoscopy. Need to see your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a sleeve gastrectomy and a Roux-en-Y?

Different procedures: In sleeve resection most of the stomach will be removed leaving a sleeve or tube of stomach No anastomosis is required in sleeve resection. In Roux-en-Y type of gastric by pass, small pouch of stomach is created then G I continuity is established by passing small bowel, this looks like letter Y described originally by a french surgeon Roux ...Read more

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What is the difference between a sleeve gastrectomy and gastric banding?

What is the difference between a sleeve gastrectomy and gastric banding?

Different: Gastric banding is a bad that is made of plastic and constricts the stomach to make it smaller. The sleeve is cutting the stomach off and leaving a small thin sleeve of stomach ...Read more

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What is the difference between a sleeve gastrectomy and a gastric plication?

Permanence: Both procedures basically make the shape of the stomach a rigid, skinny tube. The sleeve however actually removes the excluded portion of the stomach, whereas the plication just compartmentalizes it, making it more prone to long term opening back to a normal stomach. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about having vertical sleeve gastrectomy operation while having Crohn's disease?

Sleeve ; Crohn's: A sleeve is a better option than a gastric bypass for crohn's patients because the sleeve doesn't involve cutting the intestines. That said, you shouldn't have a sleeve done if you currently have a crohn's flare up. ...Read more

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I'm 13 days post-op from sleeve gastrectomy. Have UTI symptoms. Urine test neg but ketone level was 15 & flagged with an A. Is this ketoacidosis?

I'm 13 days post-op from sleeve gastrectomy. Have UTI symptoms. Urine test neg but ketone level was 15 & flagged with an A. Is this ketoacidosis?

Ketosis: Most likely this is ketosis, but not ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis occurs in people with type 1 diabetes and no insulin production. Ketosis occurs in all of us if we do not eat much, especially if we don't eat carbs. People on low carb diets have ketosis all the time. Talk to your doctor, as you need to get the UTI symptoms checked out anyway. ...Read more