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Gastric Sleeve Surgery Forums


In a gastric sleeve surgery or vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), the surgeon removes most of your stomach and forms the rest into a tube-shaped sleeve from your throat to your small intestine. These forums are for sleevers, potential sleevers and revisional sleevers! Talk about the VSG diet, nutritional supplements, weight loss and sleeve complications.


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    • TexanGal

      Hello,
      I was preparing for the gastric sleeve when my pre-op EGD scope showed I have Barrett's esophagus, with dysplasia (pre-cancerous).  My WLS surgeon said I need to treat the Barrett's first and then strongly suggested I have the Gastric Bypass instead of the sleeve because of several reasons -- GERD is usually eliminated with bypass and worse with sleeve (acid is the cause of the Barrett's), and the stomach is left if needed for esophageal cancer surgery (worst case scenario, obviously). 
      My first priority is getting the Barrett's treated.  Then, in four to six weeks, having the WLS surgery, which is recommended to also treat Barrett's (from an obesity perspective).
      So, I'd like to hear if there are other WLS patients like me with Barrett's and what happened.  I'm anxious for info!
      I'm a bit in shock since I got the news today during my pre-op appointment with surgeon.  But I consider it a blessing because if I hadn't gotten the scope, I could have had a much worse diagnosis later.
      My May 30 surgery is now postponed, obviously. 
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    • Darci kendall

      I had my Surgery done May 21,2018 @1pm .Day before was clear liquid day before that mush . Stayed 1 night in Hospital at home nibble every Morning 2 Centrim Vitamin no problems . Just on Jell-O , broth , water , Popsicle. Was a tad Nauseous this first night at Home ,I blame it on lying flat no longer do that lol .Did lots of research and spoke to many who had the sleeve and fullby pass .I did the sleeve I felt was the best choice for me . This is just a tool I’m a very energetic Person so we shall see .
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    • JanineVSG

      Sorry I've been missing for a while! I've been swamped with work and other responsibilities. Just know I love all the supportive messages and comments <3 You guys are the best! I recently found out I was accepted to a film preservation school this fall so I've been getting ready to move to Rochester, NY!
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      1. Creekimp13

        That is way cool! Go girl, go!

      2. KimTriesRNY

        Sounds exciting!

    • allwet

      So Saturday will be my last weigh in for the month and that will bring me to the end of 10 months.
      Odd how it feels like only yesterday that i started and like i have been doing this process forever at the same time.  As the weight has come off i have found it so much easier to do things and my daily activity level has certainly increased and because no good deed goes unpunished i can now feel all the things i didn't deal with when i should have.
      So as soon as i hit the 18 month mark or my goal whichever comes first i guess i'll bite the bullet and get the knee i tore up 15 years or so ago taken care of. Don't really look forward to it but the more i do the more problems it causes so me and the knee and i are at an impasse. 
      Only need 5 pounds a month to hit my goal by the 18 month mark so if i dont have to much of a drop off as i go further out i should get there ok. May is looking like the first month with a smaller drop at 6 pounds. Months 2-9 have all been 8-10 pounds steady.
      I do wonder does the weight loss just stop on its own? i guess i will be able to eat somewhat more in another 6+ months. I am full when i finish eating now but i still dont break 1k calories.
      well whatever happens happens.  It has been a hell of a ride so far.
      been thinking about faking a midlife crisis and getting a motorcycle , lol, stopped riding when  i was in my 20's.  Nah just file that away as yet another bad idea. You would not believe the congestion on the freeways around here or maybe you will guess that depends on where you live. There constantly trying to add lanes but they are always 10 years to late with whatever expansion they are working on. 
      Ran out of protein drinks yesterday so it looks like Costco is on the schedule today and may go see Solo since we will be out and about anyway. Like to pack our trips out of the house full cause she will be be whipped when it is over and that will be it for a few days.
      well i am way past the babbling point so if i dont stop and post i will end up deleting this whole thing.
      You all have a great weekend.
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    • ARCarnes

      Starting this journey and finding this forum really have me motivated.  I can't wait until I get the process underway.  Looking forward to my consult. 
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      1. proudgrammy

        good luck on your walk threw the tulips on this great journey - kathy

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