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How do I keep my stomach from stretching after bariatric/gastric sleeve surgery?
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Eat small amounts
The best way to keep your stomach from stretching after a bariatric surgery is to make sure you keep strictly to the amount of food that you are told to eat by the surgeon.
Often that amount is 1/2 cup of food at a time. This is a small volume of food and sometimes hard to keep track of, but eating larger volumes is dangerous and can stretch your stomach or remaining pouch.

In brief: Eat small amounts
The best way to keep your stomach from stretching after a bariatric surgery is to make sure you keep strictly to the amount of food that you are told to eat by the surgeon.
Often that amount is 1/2 cup of food at a time. This is a small volume of food and sometimes hard to keep track of, but eating larger volumes is dangerous and can stretch your stomach or remaining pouch.
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Dr. Kathy Robinson
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
In brief: Eat properly
Eat very small meals very often throughout the day.
Your dietitian will counsel you on this. Small frequent meals will help to keep the stomach small.

In brief: Eat properly
Eat very small meals very often throughout the day.
Your dietitian will counsel you on this. Small frequent meals will help to keep the stomach small.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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