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I am 48 years old, female I was diagnosed with this in June of this year. I have been wanting to lose weight but now I can't. My Symptoms are bloating, constipation, little nausea. I am 5'2 weigh 210. I am so miserable. I am on meds to help me go to bathroom sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Should I consider Gastric sleeve? Live In Tennessee

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Hi Courtney, I would say that, what with having a diagnosis of gastroparesis, a bariatric surgeon would be the best person to discuss the possibility of having weight loss surgery. Best wishes, and glad you joined the forum!

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Maybe you will find someone with the exact same condition but if not that’s probably a question for the surgeon. If I were you and you haven’t already I would just go ahead and make an appointment for the consultation because the whole process can take a while anyways, especially if you go through insurance, so you may as well get the ball rolling and get your question answered by the experts.

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Here is Dr. Alvarez's (VSG surgeon in Mexico) take on gastroparesis:

I have also seen, from another angle, that extreme cases of gastroparesis is treated surgically with a cousin to the RNY, so yes, it does seem that WLS of either the sleeve or RNY form would not only be compatible but beneficial to your condition. As always, consult with the surgeons on this, and I would also make sure that they are experienced in this type of complication as there might be some different techniques used in these cases, so it's good to deal with someone who has been down this road before.

Good luck,

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I am 48 years old, female I was diagnosed with this in June of this year. I have been wanting to lose weight but now I can't. My Symptoms are bloating, constipation, little nausea. I am 5'2 weigh 210. I am so miserable. I am on meds to help me go to bathroom sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Should I consider Gastric sleeve? Live In Tennessee

Speak to you PCP about this option.

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