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Why do I burp all the time after having bariatric gastric sleeve surgery?

Why do I burp all the time after having bariatric gastric sleeve surgery?

Swallowed air.: Most belching is due to swallowed air. People with acid reflux and heartburn swallow much more often to clear the acid in esophagus. With a sleeve, you might still have reflux. Should be on acid suppressing med (prilosec) and give it time. Usually gets better after few months. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Weight Loss Surgery (Definition)

Surgical procedures for obesity may be appropriate for some dangerously obese people, and they may reduce heart problems and many of the risks associated with obesity. These risks include high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and diabetes. In fact, surgery provides much greater control of weight and diabetes than nonsurgical weight-loss methods. Studies are reporting significant reductions in diabetes, and the need for diabetic medications, after surgery. Other medical conditions that often improve after surgery include heartburn, arthritis, and other joint and circulation problems. The care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, before and after surgery, requires specialized expertise and facilities. Studies have shown that the likelihood of complications is significantly associated with the experience of the surgeon and staff. Bariatric surgeries produce weight loss through one of two approaches: * Restrictive Banding Procedures. These procedures restrict the amount of food by closing off parts of the stomach with bands. * Malabsorptive Bypass Procedures. This approach restricts the amount of food and also reduces absorption by using a bypass of parts of the intestine. The malabsorptive procedures are more successful in achieving weight loss than the banding approach, but they carry a greater ...Read more


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38 yo two years after successful bariatric gastric sleeve surgery experiencing rapid hair loss. What do I do?

38 yo two years after successful bariatric gastric sleeve surgery experiencing rapid hair loss. What do I do?

Need follow up: Hair loss and skin changes are often due to nutritional issues. Bariatric patient have unique nutritional needs and deficiencies can worsen over time. ...Read more

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I have sarcoidosis and I would be undergoing a weight loss surgery. The bariatric doctor suggests gastric bypass and irequested for gastric sleeve. Which one is better?

I have sarcoidosis and I would be undergoing a weight loss surgery. The bariatric doctor suggests gastric bypass and irequested for gastric sleeve. Which one is better?

About the same: While there more data on the gastric bypass, more recent data suggest similar benefits in terms of weight loss and improvement in glucose metabolism with the sleeve. What is more important us the degree of proficiency the operating doctor has with the procedure. ...Read more

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How do I keep my stomach from stretching after bariatric/gastric sleeve surgery?

How do I keep my stomach from stretching after bariatric/gastric sleeve surgery?

Tight at beginning: The ideal gastric sleeve should be fairly tight at the beginning (usually a 34 fr bougie), should begin about 1 inch from the pylorus (the end of stomach), and go directly to the angle of his right next to the esophagus. Experience shows that the sleeve will not stretch more than about 5% if kept tight from the beginning. ...Read more

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Gastric sleeve surgery, how much weight will I lose?

Gastric sleeve surgery, how much weight will I lose?

Depends on you: Sleeve gastrectomy is a physiologic restrictive operation. The average weight loss is about 70% of the excess weight. However, it depends on the patient and his/her initial weight before surgery. Nothing say that you cant lose all your excess weight if you follow the instruction of the diet and exercise. I have several patients who lost more than 100 lbs. In the first 6 month after the surgery. ...Read more

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Gastric sleeve surgery - how much weight can you lose?

Gastric sleeve surgery - how much weight can you lose?

Sleeve surgery: Is safe and effective. It works through several hormonal pathways and not just restriction (e.g. Ghrelin, glp-1, pyy, etc). These honors take hunger away. Lifestyle changes are required for all bariatric surgeries. When all goes away, patients lose 60-75 lbs, for every 100 lbs they are over weight. ...Read more

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How common are leaks and complications during gastric sleeve surgery?

How common are leaks and complications during gastric sleeve surgery?

About 1% leak rate: Leaks have steadily decreased with experience. Now less than 1%. For our practice, we have learned to stay on liquids 2 weeks and puréed foods for two additional weeks. That lowers gut pressure until fully healed. ...Read more

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Why is it important to avoid drinking from a straw after gastric sleeve surgery?

Why is it important to avoid drinking from a straw after gastric sleeve surgery?

Gas: Certain eating behaviors early after bariatric surgery can result in more bloating and discomfort. Typically we instruct patients to avoid chewing gum, sipping through straws, gulping food and liquids, and absolutely avoiding any carbonated drinks. The GI tract tends to be a little slower after surgery. This along with tissue swelling can result in gas accumulation and discomfort. ...Read more

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Treatment for GERD after gastric sleeve surgery?

Treatment for GERD after gastric sleeve surgery?

Diet and: Medication management first. Sleeves can be converted to gastric bypasses with little or no natural stomach left and therefor is ofter curative for the gerd. Also a new procedure, the torax is approved. Http://www. Toraxmedical. Com/linx/. ...Read more

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I just started back smoking and I smoke marijuana sparatically. How will this affect gastric sleeve surgery?

I just started back smoking and I smoke marijuana sparatically. How will this affect gastric sleeve surgery?

Yes: Not a good idea. Not now, nor in the future. Marijuana can cause a cyclic vomiting syndrome, that will be worse in your case. Smoking regular cigarettes is detrimental to your health in general and your focus should be now on eating a healthy diet and continue to lose weight. ...Read more

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Hi there my wife had gastric sleeve surgery about a month ago & she's been having issues She'll vomit often& feels like food gets stuck in esophagus?

Hi there my wife had gastric sleeve surgery about a month ago & she's been having issues She'll vomit often& feels like food gets stuck in esophagus?

I recommend: That you both revisit the surgeon regarding this issue, It may potentially be related to an unintentional surgical problem or perhaps your wife's eating habits. Most individuals need to change their eating habits drastically after bariatric surgery. ...Read more

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What are the problems after gastric sleeve surgery, help!?

What are the problems after gastric sleeve surgery, help!?

Several things: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size. LSG has been reported to increase the risk of new onset gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) by altering the normal position of the sphincter at the gastroesophageal junction or in some cases, having the sleeve migrate into the chest. It is still safer than bypass ...Read more

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Is it easier to have your baby before you start gastric sleeve surgery?

Is it easier to have your baby before you start gastric sleeve surgery?

Baby vs bari surgery: If you are typing this message, I gather you must be obese and trying to lose weight. With obesity, there are problems that can come with pregnancy. After your weight loss, those problems may become a lot less resulting in your pregnancy going better. ...Read more

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What are the chances of gastric sleeve surgery failing in the FIRST couple weeks/months? & how common does it happen?

Sleeve and diet: If by "failing, " you mean that your weight did not go down, it is possible. The procedure should be combined with a change in diet. Supervision by a knowledgeable nutritionist helps. The sleeve makes dieting to lose weight easier, but it doesn't make the weight go down by itself. Some people require a second procedure. Should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Alcohol and gastric sleeve surgery, can I mix these 2?

Alcohol and gastric sleeve surgery, can I mix these 2?

Not advisable: If you are trying to lose weight, avoiding alcohol will prevent you from taking in unnecessary, empty calories. ...Read more

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How do gastric band surgery and gastric sleeve surgery differ?

Different type: Gastric band is reversible, where the adjustable (removable) device at upper stomach with very small pouch constricts like dumbbell. In gastric sleeve, a tube of stomach is left, rest of stomach is removed ...Read more

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Why is it important to avoid carbonated drinks after gastric sleeve surgery?

Why is it important to avoid carbonated drinks after gastric sleeve surgery?

To avoid bloating: Carbonated drinks have 3 cans of air in one can of liquid. With a sleeve, that air expands and makes you bloated. More of the air gets in the small bowel and you get bloated. No evidence that it stretches out the sleeve. ...Read more

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I am 230 pounds and I am scheduled for my gastric sleeve surgery how much weight did you lose?

I am 230 pounds and I am scheduled for my gastric sleeve surgery how much weight did you lose?

2 points: Check with: Your surgeon about how much you will likely lose.
2ndly you meant how much would you lose (not how much did I lose)? ...Read more

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Liver functions elevated after gastric sleeve surgery. Is this common or known of?

Liver functions elevated after gastric sleeve surgery. Is this common or known of?

Possible: But not very common. If there is preexisting liver disease, or reaction to medication may be the cause, lft (liver function tests) may get elevated temporarily, discuss with your doctor, will give more information. ...Read more

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What are the lab. Investigation prior to gastric sleeve surgery?

Labs: Full blood count and chemistry, ekg, chest x-ray, urinalysis and culture. Your surgeon may require medical clearance as well. Some may require some evaluation of your nutritional state like you protein and albumin. ...Read more

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How long after gastric sleeve surgery can you drink alcohol?

Sleeve: You should stay away from alcohol at least 6 months after weight loss surgery for several reasons. Alcohol irritates the stomach whih may be detrimental in a recent gastric surgery. It promotes reflux which is more common after a sleeve. It has significant ammount of calories which will interfere with your weight loss. You can not predict how tou will react to alcohol after surgery. Recs may vary. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of the gas after gastric sleeve surgery?

Simethicone: Try liquid anti-gas preparations with simethicone to break up the gas bubbles in to smaller ones. It may relieve your symptoms. If not, call your surgeon for a more detailed evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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How effective is liposuction after massive weight loss from gastric sleeve surgery?

How effective is liposuction after massive weight loss from gastric sleeve surgery?

Not very: You may be a good candidate for a body lift or a tummy tuck, maybe even arm skin tightening. After losing massive weight, your skin is left loose. Additional liposuction may even make this worse. Skin will not shrink up unfortunately and needs to be surgically tightened up. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Foreman
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Bariatrics (Definition)

Bariatrics is the field of medicine dedicated to the study and management of obesity. Medical and surgical weight loss, treatment options, clinical research in obesity, and the general medical care of hospital patients who are severely overweight are all covered in this field. Almost a third of american patients suffer from obesity defined as a body mass index ...Read more


Dr. Katharine Cox
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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...Read more