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

Im 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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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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