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Doctor insights on: Stomach Stapling

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Is stomach stapling dangerous?

Is stomach stapling dangerous?

A major surgery: Stomach stapling is a major surgery. It is associated with many potential serious complications. It can be done safely. Done by experienced surgeons it is a safe procedure but as mentioned above as with any major surgery there can be complications. ...Read more

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Is stomach stapling effective?

Is stomach stapling effective?

Yes and No: Bariatric procedures have a nearly 50 year history and the modern approaches are much safer and generally effective when applied appropriately. Simple stapling tends to fail over time. A purely restrictive procedure such as lap band seems less durable overtime when compared against a restrictive and mal-absorptive procedure such as bypass. Get a complete evaluation to know your options. ...Read more

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Treating the Stomach Flu (Checklist)

See a doctor if you are vomiting/stooling uncontrollably
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Hydrate yourself to keep up with your losses. Water is best.
Daily
Practice good hand washing to help prevent spread of stomach viruses
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Can any body have stomach stapling?

Can any body have stomach stapling?

Guidelines: Age, actual bmi, associated medical illnesses, and psychological profile are all used to define appropriate patients for bariatric surgery. Bariatric programs, especially those considered centers of excellence, will all use same or similar guidelines. Good luck. ...Read more

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Did any body have stomach stapling when they could have had banding?

Did any body have stomach stapling when they could have had banding?

Maybe: The type of surgery that your surgeon may recommend depends on many factors. One of which is surgeon bias. Some patients may do well with a number of different surgical options. When you discuss any surgery be sure to ask about all of your options and be comfortable with the choice that you and your surgeon make together. ...Read more

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My friend had stomach stapling surgery and now has constant problems with dumping?

My friend had stomach stapling surgery and now has constant problems with dumping?

Diet changes: Dumping syndrome is not uncommon after gastric bypass surgery. Symptoms can usually be improved by avoiding foods high in sugar. But if that does not do the trick, there are medications that may help. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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