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Hey this is really in my head lately and im not sure if anyone can help me i been on Methadone maintenance for about 5years now in recovery same amount of time since the size of the stomach is much smaller after surgery will it affect the amount of methadone i am on will i have to decrease or does the size of my stomach make no difference.
If anyone knows anything or knows anyone that went through this particular situation LMK Thanks 😊

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Good questions for a bariatric surgeon. Have you had surgery yet, or are you researching it?

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No i haven't had surgery yet my projected surgery date is April 26

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Do you have a required psych evaluation? Many people do. I don't know what the requirements might be with someone 5 years into substance recovery....but I know that crossover addictions are a huge concern with bariatric surgery. If you have not talked about this issue with your doc, it would be a really good idea to broach the topic. Also to ask if your healing stomach will be able to handle methadone, or if your blood serum concentration would have to be carefully monitored to adjust dose....I suspect it would be. Best wishes.

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