Can you tell me more about having vertical sleeve gastrectomy operation while having Crohn's disease?

Sleeve ; Crohn's . A sleeve is a better option than a gastric bypass for crohn's patients because the sleeve doesn't involve cutting the intestines. That said, you shouldn't have a sleeve done if you currently have a crohn's flare up.

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Is there any connection between vertical sleeve gastrectomy & Crohn's disease?

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 more...

Will getting surgery for my Crohn's disease help me to be more energetic?

If in remission. Eventually it should but it may take some time to restore your health after the surgery and provided your crohn's remains in remission with medical treatment. Read more...
Probably. People with crohn's disease bad enough to get surgery often have a lot of inflammation and poor nutrition due to the intestinal inflammation. Removing that usually improves bowel function and allows your body to use energy for activity instead of fighting abnormal inflammation. Read more...

Are there diets that can stop the progression of Crohn's disease and stop me from needing more surgery?

Probably not. Crohn's disease can have a variable course, but diet alone will not change the course, but rather may change the severity of flares when they occur. I would avoid milk products and very high fiber doiets during a flair and be sure to drink plenty of sport drinks to maintian your fluids and electrolytes. Read more...
Micronutrients. Selective immunsuppression with Remicade (infliximab) and steroids is a basic tenet of medical therapy for crohn's and ulcerative colitis. Micronutrient deficiencies are relatively new and include replacing and monitoring for vit d3, vit a, zinc, and several other vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Bile binders/questran and avoiding fats can be helpful. Many are helped by avoiding gluten. Good luck. Read more...

Is it generally less difficult to gain weight after having surgery for Crohn's disease?

Usually. When active crohn's disease leads to surgery, it's usually for intractable pain, stricture, obstruction, abscess, or fistula. Once the active disease is removed, the patient, at least for a time, feels better, can eat better, and is more active, thus causing weight gain. Many times the chronic medications can be stopped. However, 85% of patient will develop symptoms again. Good luck. Read more...

Will everyone need surgery for Crohn's disease?

No. Crohn's disease can be highly variable from one person to another. Many patients are treated with medications only. Complications such as bowel obstruction, bleeding, intestinal fistula formation, or uncommon cancer formation likely would require surgery though. Read more...

What are the pros and cons for surgery for Crohn's disease?

Surgery. Surgery is usually reserved for significant symptoms not relieved by medications. Intestinal blockage, bleeding, or fistula formation may likely need surgery. Surgery is avoided as one cannot do well if too much intestine is removed with repeated surgery, and there is a significant chance of crohn's disease recurrence after surgery too. Pro: removes disease. Con: removes intestines. Read more...
Many. Surgery is only done to cure a complication of crohn's. Abscess, fistula, stricture. It is used when there is no further medical alternative. Read more...
Last Resort. Cisco, surgery can not cure crohn's disease. Crohn's disease is a life long ailment that needs to be controlled medically. Overtime, there are complications of the disease that can form, for instance stricture (just one example). Surgery will only be done to relieve that stricture that blocks food from going through. We limit surgery in crohn's until deemed the only way to improve the patient. Read more...

Is surgery the only treatment for an intestinal stricture of the sigmoid colon caused by Crohn's disease?

The best treatment. Your best bet for intestinal stricture due to ibd is surgical resection. In patients who've had multiple surgeries/resections for ibd, stricturoplasty , where the inflammatory stricture is opened but not resected, may be an option.Still, surgical intervention will be necessary. Good luck. Read more...
Dilation. Endoscopic dilation is a small possibility but likely you will require surgery. Read more...