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OK So What is the Gastric Sleeve?

What is a "Sleeve Gastrectomy" ?   A sleeve gastrectomy is a procedure wherein the entire left side of the stomach is removed. The new stomach which the person is left with is in the shape of a banana and roughly the same size as well. It is one of the simpler procedures, especially in comparison to gastric bypass; this has mostly to do with the fact that no intestines need to be rerouted and connected. A sleeve gastrectomy is different from a sleeve gastrectomy in the sense that it does not require an artificial device in the abdominal area.

Patients who should consider this procedure include:

1. Anyone who is afraid of the long-term results of an intestinal bypass, including problems such as protein deficiency, anemia, ulcers, and intestinal obstruction.
2. Those who do not want a foreign object inside their abdomen such as with a Lap Band procedure which is also fairly popular but comes with a number of risks.
3. Those who cannot opt for traditional weight loss surgery due to the fact that they have a serious medical condition such as Crohn’s disease, anemia, or an extensive history of other surgeries.
4. Any person who takes anti-inflammatory medications because of the fact that they need to be avoided after a gastric bypass procedure. This is not the case with a sleeve gastrectomy however.
This type of procedure can also be a very good idea for anyone who is currently experiencing an issue with their lap band or those who have previously lost quite a bit of weight and do not need to get a full bypass procedure performed. Weight loss with the sleeve tends to be faster and produces results within a very short period of time when it is performed on the person.  

What advantages does gastric sleeve surgery have?

1. No intestines have to be “rerouted” or connected/disconnected in this procedure.
2. There is a minimum of complications and side-effects, such as anemia, protein deficiency, and osteoporosis which can be a problem with other common weight loss procedures.
3. This procedure is the only one that is able to remove the hormone which drives hunger and leads to weight gain.
4. It is much simpler than gastric bypass in terms of how it is performed.
5. No foreign objects are required to be put in your body in this procedure.
6. No adjustments or “fill-ups” are required.
7. Your pylorus will be preserved with this procedure.
8. Those who have a body mass index or BMI of 60+ will find that it is very safe.

Patients with Lap Band complications

Those who have a lap band and have experienced multiple complications will certainly want to think about opting for this type of procedure. Some of the most common problems from a lap band include erosion of the band, slippage, and reflux. By having a gastric sleeve procedure performed and having the band removed, you will be able to avoid all of these uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous side-effects/issues which are so common with those who have the band. A lot of people are concerned about gaining all of their weight back after getting the band put in, but this is not problem with the sleeve procedure.   A gastric sleeve will allow those who get it to maintain their current weight and also lose more weight so they do not become heavier.   This procedure is considered to be one of the safest and most effective with regards to weight loss and weight gain prevention.      

Gastric Bypass Question.?

Question by Stigmata M: Gastric Bypass Question.?
Can someone achieve the same goal as someone who had gastric bypass as opposed to someone who didn’t if they eat the same thing.
I know that people who have gastric bypass have to follow a very strict diet. So what if someone did the same diet without surgery? Would the results be the same?

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Answer by €!
I’m sure it would.

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surgery to help you gain weight?

Question by princess123: surgery to help you gain weight?
you know there is surgery to help you loss weight well i was wondering if theres surgery to help gain weight cause if there so i want it

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Answer by ui_chris
Unless they implant a barbell inside of you, I do not see how this is remotely possible. Consider your skinniness a blessing.

Try eating big carb foods like sweet potatoes, oatmeal, whole grain bread.

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Gastric Bypass – good and bad experiences?

Question by bbwcutey: Gastric Bypass – good and bad experiences?
Hi ~ I am considering gastric bypass… I am looking for unbiased opinions from people who have HAD the surgery (and not from people who have not).

Thanks…. www dot bbwluv dot com

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Answer by Timothy
Weight loss surgery-like gastric bypass have become very common and very safe now. My cousin got her Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery in India. She has lost more than 65 lbs in 5 months and is very happy with the results. The price for obesity surgery is very less in India. My cousin just paid 25% of the cost she was quoted in America. She got her surgery from a company called Forerunners Healthcare.

Forerunners Healthcare is very famous in India. I read a lot about them in the Newspapers and magazines. I have read a lot of their patient stories also. They arrange financing for USA, Canadian, UK and other international patients who plan to have surgery abroad for low cost, as Bariatric surgery and weight loss surgery is not covered by insurance. They also have photos pasted of their International patients. You can checkout their website. There are huge cost savings. As a doctor I personally believe that your Obesity surgery can be easily handled in India, as the quality of healthcare available In India is simply best in the world. The surgeons are USA/UK trained and facilities are 5 star.

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Does weight loss influence the size of women’s breasts?

Question by i love hot guys: Does weight loss influence the size of women’s breasts?
I’m 17. Six months ago, my weight dropped drastically because of my eating habits, but now everything is normal and i’m thinner than last time but since then, i realized my breasts are smaller too. Is it true that if we get thinner, women’s breasts will shrink as well? If so, what are the ways to get my usual breasts size before my weight loss( excluding plastic surgery)? Thanks!

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Answer by lulujanssen

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Gastric Bypass Questions: lapband or gastric bypass???

Question by mamalanda: lapband or gastric bypass???
i want to get the surgery because after having my son in nov of 07 i am now back to my full term pregnancy weight and i weighed alot i think im about 100 lbs over weight and im only 18 im normally not overweight.but i really need help losing it,ive tried everything possible but it just doesnt work for ME. but also i have medicaid…do they cover this procedure,or…what are the requirements you have to have in order for them to cover it?thanks and honestly i really dont need any nasty remarks to my question so please dont bother icon smile Gastric Bypass Questions: lapband or gastric bypass???
oh i also live in pa and have gateway insurance if that helps
to add i also have major depression and anxiety i guess i use food as a comfort thing i dont know but i hate it i have a therapist now to help ope with it but i just really want to be back to my normal self again

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Answer by xpwoppa
i’d try the lapband first, there’s too many risks involved with gastric bypass surgery. if the lapband doesn’t work than talk to your doctor about gastric bypass, or other alternatives.

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Gastric Bypass Questions: Gastric Bypass, and Gladder surgery!!!!?

Question by Diva Dana: Gastric Bypass, and Gladder surgery!!!!?
I had gastric bypass a year and a half ago, and i am having my gallbladder removed in a couple of weeks. I am very worried about what is going to happen to me. I wonder will i keep loosing weight, or put it on since i had gastric bypass surgery, and now i have to have my gallbladder out. Is there anything anyone can tell me to let me know what to expect, or what will happen. Any information is better than not having any at all. Thanks

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Answer by jurdonna
I don’t know all abt. it but a couple of people who’ve had it say you don’t have a big incision like drs. used to do. They make 3 tiny incisions and pull it out.

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Weight Loss Surgery Questions: Are there any type of surgeries that i can have done to lose weight?

Question by rrck22: Are there any type of surgeries that i can have done to lose weight?
I am over weight and I have high cholesterol

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Answer by Kayla
Gastic Bypass and Lapband come to mind. You have to be at least 100 or more pounds over the ideal weight. It is a very exspensive procedure and some insurance dont cover you. There is also jaw wiring

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Does having Gastric Bypass Surgery affect your Blood Alcohol Level???

Question by sunflower222: Does having Gastric Bypass Surgery affect your Blood Alcohol Level???
I have heard this a couple times now and was curious if it was even true. Example…. say you get a DUI and your BAC is .21, but you have only had a couple beers. Is it higher because of your gastric bypass surgery? Hope I made sense of that. Thanks!!!

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Answer by Betty Boop
Yes…besides what are you doing drinking after bypass surgery?
You’re on a restricted diet and alcohol is forbidden…

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Can others REALLY sabotage your weight-loss efforts?

Question by Orchideye: Can others REALLY sabotage your weight-loss efforts?
I have often heard and read that people close to us will sometimes inadvertently or directly sabotage weight-loss efforts. Why would people seriously do that? No offense to anyone, but I think whenever the word “sabotage” is used in regards to losing weight, the only person to blame is the person who is losing the weight. I know that sounds harsh, but others can’t “make” you eat anything. Period. No matter how much they tease, look at you funny, whatever– trust me, I have been there and guess what, I told people who disagreed with what I was doing to shove it.

If you made an attempt to lose weight (or have lost weight), and you feel that your friends and family tried to sabotage your efforts, why do you feel that way? What did they do? How was that any different from giving their opinion?
Angel’s girl that’s a good point about the friend’s bf.

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Answer by J
Would depend on if you ahd control over what was fed to you. If you are a kid and your parents wont buy healthy food then it could sabotage you through lack of understanding and support. Other than that i agree with you.

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im getting laprosopic gastric bypass surgery done june 22nd. would drinking alcohol socially make things bad?

Question by David G: im getting laprosopic gastric bypass surgery done june 22nd. would drinking alcohol socially make things bad?
also, im making my appointments for all my tests on the week of april 20 which is my spring break. would those test results still be in effect till the time my surgery is scheduled?

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Answer by dasboos13
Those are questions for your doctor.

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