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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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Is bypass the same as stomach stapling operation?

Is bypass the same as stomach stapling operation?

No: Typically, when people talk about stomach stapling they are referring to a surgery called the vertical banded gastroplasty (which we don't do in the us anymore). The bypass, which does is a different type of surgery to treat obesity. It involves not only stapling the stomach to make it smaller but also re-routing your small intestines to decrease the number of calories you absorb after you eat. ...Read more

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Is gastric band/stomach stapling a good method for losing weight?

Is gastric band/stomach stapling a good method for losing weight?

Depends on you: Although surgery is often necessary for significant weight loss it also takes a patient willing to work hard also. Avoiding high calorie foods is also necessary. You can drink wendy's frostiness all day and still gain weight. ...Read more

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If you have ever had a stomach stapling for weight loss can you get a band?

If you have ever had a stomach stapling for weight loss can you get a band?

Yes: People have sometimes had lap bands after gastric bypass with good success. Check with your doctor to see if you are a good candidate. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why would you choose a stomach stapling over a lap-band surgery?

Why would you choose a stomach stapling over a lap-band surgery?

Wt loss, diabetes : You should consider all options (band bypass and sleeve). Factors include: amount of weight loss, diabetes , gastric reflux, and emotional issues. You can see a video on this comparison. http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=8et4wd43mgo. In general, more weight loss, better resolution of diabetes and reflux with the sleeve and bypass over the band. ...Read more

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Gastric bypass, lapband, stomach stapling, what's the difference?

Gastric bypass, lapband, stomach stapling, what's the difference?

Bariatric surgery: It's gastric bypass, lap band, and sleeve gastrectomy. Stomach stapling can mean a lot of different things. Not enough room to answer your question here. Look on the web, like http://www.Realize.Com to read about the various operations. ...Read more

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What is the difference between gastric bypass, stomach stapling and gastric band?

What is the difference between gastric bypass, stomach stapling and gastric band?

Degrees: Band: appliance surg inserted to cinch stomach; adv.-easier surgery, reversible; disadv-less wt loss, less sustained, higher failure rate, compl, slippage, etc. Stapling-surg restrictive procedure; adv: more sustained, succ. Than above; disadv-still easy to cheat/wt gain (e.g. Melt ice cream, then drink it). Bypass: combo restrict and malabsorp; adv: more effective; dis: bigger op, more nutr risk. ...Read more

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For what reasons might any surgeon choose a stomach stapling over a lap-band surgery?

Lap band: Stomach stapling isn't really a correct term. Staplers are used in many types of gastric operations. The bypass and sleeve gastrectomy both use staplers. We choose them over bands because they are far more successful than bands are in terms of weight loss and reversal of medical problems like diabetes. Bands were popular, but the high failure rates are making them less commonly done these days. ...Read more

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For what reason would any surgeon choose a stomach stapling over a lap-band surgery?

For what reason would any surgeon choose a stomach stapling over a lap-band surgery?

Indications: Lap-band is for a complaint moderately obese person , is reversible , who will change the life style , will not gain weight again after removal , reverse will be for gastric stapling , profiles are evaluated during the preparation by the team. ...Read more

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My friend had gastric bypass (stomach stapling) surgery and now has constant problems with dumping, gross.?

My friend had gastric bypass (stomach stapling) surgery and now has constant problems with dumping, gross.?

Yes one of complicat: Morbid obesity it self is a lethal disease if untreated. Gastric by pass several will have benefits, will lose weight, will be able to go back to work if they are not working due to disability, b p & diabetes will be under control or even cure, quality of life improves, how ever some will have untoward effects or complications due to by pass as you mentioned all patients will have this info. ...Read more

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