adhesions inside sleeve
I do know adhesions/scar tissue r a risk with any surgery, but have never heard of them with a sleeve particularly...
Abdominal surgery always results in some scarring of the bowel, called adhesions. No matter what surgery you have on the bowel there is a one to two percent lifetime risk of adhesions forming and blocking the bowel. When a patient's bowels become blocked, the patient generally has severe abdominal pain and eventually vomiting. Vomiting is always abnormal after surgery. The treatment for bowel obstruction is surgery
this is an exerpt from : http://www.saltlakeregional.com/services/weight_loss_surgery /sleeve/
Losing Weight After Gastric Bypass SurgeryOther potential complications may occur months or even years following surgery. Bowel obstruction can result from adhesions or from internal hernias which may require operative intervention. Vitamin deficiencies can occur particularly if you do not take the prescribed vitamins.
The adjustable gastric band can slip years after surgery which may require surgery to replace it in proper position. The tubing or the port can get infected which may require removal of the port and the band. The band can in rare occasions erode into the stomach which can cause bleeding and infection.
Here's another one from : http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/surgicalweightloss/15991
If u google, u can find numerous sites stating this as a risk for ALL Abdominal surgeries (not even just WLS)
I would confront that NUT and find a nutritionist that is supportive of VSG if that's possible!
Best of luck to u
Then, in an attempt to compensate for regain, surgeons started to make stand-alone sleeves smaller and smaller---and we started seeing people talking about strictures. I believe there's a definite correlation between sleeve size and the incidence of strictures.
That said---strictures are a fairly common complication of RNYs. The stoma has to form scar tissue, and fairly frequently this causes the stoma to become too small. It's treated by endoscopic dilation, sometimes several times. (I believe sleeve strictures are treated the same way.)
If YOU want a Sleeve, then you should get one---and I personally would change to a surgeon who was fully on-board with MY choice.
SW 270lbs GW 150lbs CW Losing Pregancy Weight Maintenance goal W 125-130lbs
Congratulations on your being below goal. I have the dream of saying the same for myself in a year or so.
Abdominal adhesions are most commonly caused by abdominal surgical procedures.The adhesions start to form within hours after surgery and may cause internal organs to attach to the surgical site or to other organs in the abdominal cavity.
Small bowel obstruction is another significant consequence of post-surgical adhesions. A small bowel obstruction may be caused when an adhesion pulls or kinks the small intestine and prevents the flow of content through the digestive tract.
You can have adhesions with ANY stomach surgery including RNY. You will have more adhesions with bypass than you will with a sleeve because you'll have them throughout your intestine as well.
It's called a stricture and at least with a sleeve on the off chance you get one, it's easily fixed in the GI doctors office. If you get scarring throughout your intestine as with bypass that is major surgery.
8 years post op DS - so darned healthy my life insurance gave me a partial refund on my premium!
There is room on this earth for all of God's creatures..next to the mashed potatoes
I have a sleeve and I was off liquids in 3 weeks. This person is really giving you very wrong information. Nobody is on liquids for months post op from a sleeve.
I was on clear liquids for 10 days, full liquids 10 days, soft foods for 10 days and whatever I tolerated after that.
I am very well aware of strictures in sleeve people. It happens in less than 1% of people.
I call BS! As long as I've been reading here---over 8 years---I've NEVER hear anything like this before. Most RNY patients are on liquids for a couple of weeks, then mushies for a couple more, then soft foods for a couple MORE, then...
As a DSer, I have a Sleeve---and I was eating anything I chose at four weeks out.