Recent Topics
ZC Experiment
Donna L. · 1 replies · 69 views
Sugarfree Redbull
deno · 3 replies · 57 views
At goal!
suecampbell · 3 replies · 86 views
Most Active
5 & 1/2 years after VSG
Crissy327 · 21 replies · 2513 views
Keto diet after vsg
Lethat37 · 21 replies · 501 views
Setting a Goal
takingarisk3825 · 20 replies · 280 views
Meh.
ChubbyHubby82 · 19 replies · 437 views
One Year Later w/ pics!
Nick S. · 16 replies · 393 views
Vitamin question
soontobe_blondegoddess · 13 replies · 366 views
Daily weigh in ?
Renren · 12 replies · 294 views

What happens to the staples after the sleeve surgery?

_rebecca
on 9/26/10 1:33 pm - Houston, TX
VSG on 12/27/10 with
I was just wondering if the staples stay in your stomach or are they special dissolvable ones?  Thanks!

Becca
Banded 7/09/07
In the process of revision to VGS

Jagator88
on 9/26/10 1:35 pm - Jacksonville, FL
They stay in your stomach forever. They are titanium and will not interfere with any tests you might need or at airport security.
5' 7" 244/95/125 SW/CW/GW
VSG by Dr. Miguel Zapata on 06/04/2009
Monterrey, MX
Hayley                    

                                          
diane S.
on 9/26/10 2:28 pm
yep, they are yours for life. but in the long run they are not what holds you together. your body heals over them with scar tissue and thats your new "seam".  my surgeon showed us a rubber stomach with the staples in it. they are actually very small and fine - look like 1/8 inch sewing machine stitching. and there are several parallel rows of them. not some junky thing like out of an office stapler. i felt better seeing what they looked like. D

      
                   Join US On The VSG Maintenance Group Forum!! 
                  http://www.obesityhelp.com/group/VSGM/discussion/
  
George B.
on 9/26/10 11:56 pm - Miami, FL
By three months post-op your stomach will have grown over and completely covered the staple line.