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Yes, that's correct. There's also usually sutures over the staple line.

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Staples? Where are they?

No staples in me you see, laparoscopy wounds are usually just stitched because they are small.

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I think she means to her stomach - Yes they stay in for life and get covered up by your body as you heal

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yes. Surgeons leave staples in with a lot of types of surgeries - not just bariatric. They're made of titanium and won't hurt you. I have some from my plastic surgery, too (in my abdomen)

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13 hours ago, Bastian said:

Staples? Where are they?

No staples in me you see, laparoscopy wounds are usually just stitched because they are small.

This is the sleeve forum so I assume they are referring to how they make the sleeve from the stomach.

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I've always had staples, the band in, the band out, and sleeve surgery. They come out lickety-split easier than stitches. Not an issue.

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22 hours ago, Bastian said:

Staples? Where are they?

No staples in me you see, laparoscopy wounds are usually just stitched because they are small.

if you had gastric bypass, the two sections of your stomach are probably sectioned off by staples. I suppose they could have sutured it off, but they usually use staples.

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9 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

if you had gastric bypass, the two sections of your stomach are probably sectioned off by staples. I suppose they could have sutured it off, but they usually use staples.

All of my laparoscopic surgery used staples. I've had 4 and staples were always used.

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19 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

if you had gastric bypass, the two sections of your stomach are probably sectioned off by staples. I suppose they could have sutured it off, but they usually use staples.

ah yes I get you I thought we were talking about just the skin :)

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10 hours ago, Sandra Nuelken said:

All of my laparoscopic surgery used staples. I've had 4 and staples were always used.

Just another one of those differences I guess, I've had 3 never had staples :)

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On 12/12/2019 at 1:00 PM, AJ Tylo said:

I think she means to her stomach - Yes they stay in for life and get covered up by your body as you heal

yep I was having a funny 5 mins, my poor brain seems to go on holiday daily!

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19 hours ago, Sandra Nuelken said:

I've always had staples, the band in, the band out, and sleeve surgery. They come out lickety-split easier than stitches. Not an issue.

I like taking staples out of patients, it is satisfying. Weird I know lol

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5 minutes ago, Bastian said:

I like taking staples out of patients, it is satisfying. Weird I know lol

Hahaha my bari nurse was telling me she hopes I get staples because no one ever does and she likes removing them too hahaha meanwhile I’m like 😰

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Just now, CapyCapybara said:

Hahaha my bari nurse was telling me she hopes I get staples because no one ever does and she likes removing them too hahaha meanwhile I’m like 😰

pah ha glad it's not just me, there is something really satisfying about it, although i like taking stitches out too...

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