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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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