Nausea and vomiting are typically a response to over eating in the early stages after surgery. With a sleeve, however, in the later stages after surgery it is possible that nausea could be caused by a complication of the stomach stretching lengthwise. An evaluation by a surgeon may be necessary.
Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for VSG patients to gain some, most, or even all of their weight loss back after surgery. The good news is that the sleeve is a great surgery with respects that it can be revised with the outcome being additional weight loss.
There is a lot of confusion and misinformation on carbonated beverages. Will carbonation really stretch out your pouch? Dr. Weiner digs deeper into the question and spells out exactly what you should and shouldn’t be drinking after bariatric surgery.
There are averages that surgeons use to benchmark patients weight loss after surgery. With a VSG, it’s normal to see an 8-10% weight loss at the 5-6 week mark. In this video, Dr. Matthew Weiner explains what could be the cause of low weight loss and and what additional steps to take if you experience …
Weight loss stalls and short-term weight gains are normal after bariatric surgery. It doesn’t mean that you are doing something wrong, or that the surgery didn’t work. That said, it can be very frustrating which is why setting non scale victories (NSV) is so important.
Deciding which surgery is right for you comes down to what your priorities for the surgery are and what comorbidities you have. There is a great app that helps take the emotional aspect out of the equation by offering a fairly precise prediction of the weight loss you can expect versus the complication rate you …
A bougie is a flexible tube used in bariatric surgery to guide surgeons when dividing the stomach. They come in different sizes and help to keep the opening a relatively standard size.
In this video, a viewer asks why he lost and regained weight so quickly after both the gastric band and the gastric sleeve. Dr. Matthew Weiner breaks down the case and explains what would cause the fluctuations and what it takes to lose and maintain weight loss after bariatric surgery.
Most people go into bariatric surgery with a weigh loss number. The number of pounds they want to lose in order to feel satisfied with their results. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Your starting weight, height, choice of surgery, postoperative lifestyle, ability to exercise, genetics (just to name a few), all have a say in …
In the first year after Weight Loss Surgery, your body will tell you what to eat – it’s your job to listen closely.