A sleeve gastrectomy is weight loss surgery in which more than 2/3 of the stomach is removed. The stomach is divided using a staple, leaving the remaining stomach in a shape similar to a banana. The surgery helps you lose weight by reducing how much you can eat. The sleeve gastrectomy also impacts..
The duodenal switch (DS) procedure is also known as the biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS). This surgery is the most powerful of the bariatric surgeries and provides superior overall weight loss. It also improves other major, co-existing diseases such as type 2 diabetes and high
Surgery for weight loss can be reversed, but reversal procedures carry a higher risk for complications than the original surgery. We would only consider reversing these operations if you have significant long-term problems from the original surgery. It is important to note that anyone who has the...
Some types of bariatric surgery can be reversed. However, the reversal operations carry the same or greater risks than the original procedure. Reversal operations are rare. They may be considered when very serious and long-term complications occur after the first operation. Lap-Band procedure
Women of child-bearing age should avoid pregnancy after bariatric surgery until their weight becomes stable. Rapid weight loss and nutritional deficiencies can harm a developing fetus. It is recommended that you wait at least 18 months before becoming pregnant. If any nutrient deficiencies are found
A glucose tolerance test is used to screen pregnant women for gestational diabetes. This includes drinking a 50-gram glucose solution. If you have had gastric bypass surgery, this test may trigger dumping syndrome. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend alternative screeni
There are different types of gas that you may experience after weight loss surgery. Carbon dioxide gas, which the surgeon uses during weight loss surgery, can get trapped in the body. Sometimes this can be felt as a “gas pain” in the shoulders. The best thing you can do for this gas is move.
If you had a band, sleeve or gastric bypass procedure, you may be more likely to experience constipation following a bariatric surgery. Less food in equals less food out. Drink enough water to stay hydrated, eat your vegetables (fiber) and exercise to help you stay more regular. After a duode
Connect with both your surgeons and online treatment center for ongoing support during your recovery. Attend support groups, keep follow-up appointments with your surgeon and meet with a dietitian that specializes in weight loss to give you advice as you transition into each new phase of life and...