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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No...: That is what the surgery is meant to do......it is doing it. Seems you should have been told about it. ...Read more
Yes: Yes some advanced surgeons can do this but not that many. Generally even the surgeons that are capable only do the single incision procedure on specific patients. I do this procedure in my practice but the incision is not through the belly button. But a few centimeters higher instead. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After gastric sleeve surgery my uvula is elongated, irritated, and causes me to gag. How do i make it go back to normal?
Here are some...: How long ago did you undergo gastric sleeve surgery? If just few days, such change could result from temporary injury to it during intubation for anesthesia; if so, such will gradually go away with uncertain pace & ending point. More? Ask your surgeon and anesthesiologist. Of course, without detailed history and a direct look at, it is still hard to come up accurate answer to your concern. ...Read more
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
Starting to feel hungry again two years after gastric sleeve surgery. Do not want to gain weight back. Any tips?
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
Yes: No physiological reason not to.Get a more detailed answer ›