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Doctor insights on: Liquid Vitamins After Gastric Sleeve

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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I started 2 week liquid diet for gastric sleeve today. others who have had this done had only one week or a few days of liquid. Why is every doc diff?

I started 2 week liquid diet for gastric sleeve today. others who have had this done had only one week or a few days of liquid. Why is every doc diff?

Gastric sleeve: Your doctor is being cautious. Your doctor does not want your surgical area to over-stretch from food or from rapid ingestion. If you overstretch too soon, then the surgical area may separate. The caution is good. ...Read more

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Why do some gastric sleeve docs require 2 week liquid preop and some only one or less?

Why do some gastric sleeve docs require 2 week liquid preop and some only one or less?

Reduce liver size: As a bariatric surgeon, I always ask pts who carry a lot of weight in upper abdomen OR have a BMI >50 to be on a very high protein, low calorie liquid diet for 2 wks preop. Your body will use fat from your liver and upper inner belly fat FIRST on this diet, making the liver softer, and easier to lift up. The liver covers the stomach, so it makes stomach surgery easier and less complications! :) ...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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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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Could i eat a 15oz at a meal after 6 months of gastric sleeve?

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. ...Read more

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Can I have gastric sleeve and get pregnant?

Can I have gastric sleeve and get pregnant?

Sleeve gastrectomy: Yes. We recommend you wait at least a year after having weight loss surgery before getting pregnant though. ...Read more

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What can I expect after my gastric sleeve surgery?

What can I expect after my gastric sleeve surgery?

Life changing: Make sure you talk fully with your surgery team before surgery and that you have a full understanding of the surgery and consequences BEFORE you do it. It is lifechanging. First few days after surgery can entail some nausea,pain,etc. Long term, your stomach will hold less food; protein should be the focus. Each program is a little different; talk in depth with a skilled bariatric surgeon. ...Read more

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How to avoid having gallbladder removed after gastric sleeve?

How to avoid having gallbladder removed after gastric sleeve?

Acting all: Some research supports the use of a drug called acting all after bariatric surgery during the first six months. This drug helps reduce gallstone formation. The research is not conclusive however. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a gastric sleeve for weight loss?

Is it safe to have a gastric sleeve for weight loss?

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

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Are you more fertile after a gastric sleeve & weight loss?

Are you more fertile after a gastric sleeve & weight loss?

Not necessarily: Looking at your conditions and medications, you have may reasons to have infertility. Losing weight is a great start and may help an infertility problem. Your best bet is to see an infertility expert and see if your hormones are just off. ...Read more

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How long before your stomach stretches out after gastric sleeve?

How long before your stomach stretches out after gastric sleeve?

It's up to you: With any barietric procedure the patient can "out eat" the procedure. I have had this happen many times. If you get your post-op calories from solid food it is hard to gain weight. But suppose you get most of your post-op calories from liquids (e.G coke or scotch). You will cause the procedure to fail. This happens more than we would like to admit. You can ruin the operation in a few months. ...Read more

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Could I use flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) after a gastric sleeve?

Could  I use flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) after a gastric sleeve?

Yes. Ok: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxant. It should have no unusual effect after a gastric sleeve. Usually short term use for muscle spasm in back. Not really a good long-term drug. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of a gastric sleeve and a gastric bypass?

Sleeve vs Bypass: You should have a detailed conversation about this with a bariatric surgeon. Briefly, a gastric sleeve is a simpler, shorter operation with less perioperative and nutritional complications. However, the long term results aren't quite as good as bypass. I'm barely scratching the surface of this issue, so again you need to make this decision after and in-depth evaluation with a bariatric surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a lap band and a gastric sleeve surgery?

See: http://www.bariatric-surgery-source.com/lap-band-vs-gastric-bypass.html

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What is the difference between a gastric sleeve and a mini gastric bypass?

Don't go mini!: A "mini-gastric bypass" usually refers to a loop gastric bypass. This is a procedure you should NOT have. It will put you at risk for severe bile reflux gastritis. A gastric sleeve is removal of the outer portion of the stomach and is a procedure that is safe and well studied. ...Read more

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