Welcome guest, you have 1 message! Register

Results 1 to 6 of 6
Like Tree5Likes
  • 4 Post By Msvetrn
  • 1 Post By Grace

Thread: Adhesions

  1. #1
    Gastric Sleeve Member ChrisJ's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Chris
    Surgery date
    12/11/2012
    Surgeon
    Dr. James Foote
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Last Activity
    04-13-2014 10:22 AM
    Location
    Eagle, Mi
    Posts
    137
    Said "Thanks" 1 Times
    Was Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 12 Times

    Default Adhesions

    I do not have a surgery date yet, still working through long testing process at Sparrow Weight management in Lansing Michigan. At my first NUT appt.today she seemed very against the sleeve because of adhesions being such a problem. I haven't read of that problem here. Has anyone experienced this?



  2. Gastric Sleeve Surgery With Weight Loss Agents
  3. #2
    Banned
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Christy
    Surgery date
    09/08/2011
    Surgeon
    Dr. Mario Almanza
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Activity
    02-16-2014 05:35 PM
    Location
    Richmond, VA
    Posts
    2,453
    Said "Thanks" 645 Times
    Was Thanked 488 Times in 418 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 493 Times
    Blog Entries
    98

    Default Re: Adhesions

    NEVER HEARD OF IT ON THIS FORUM, so far, anyway. Plus, she is a Nutritionist, not a surgeon. She shouldn't even be discussing things like that with you. Its out of her scope of practice.
    Grace, becca72, Neurorat and 1 others like this.

  4. #3
    Gastric Sleeve Member Grace's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Grace
    Surgery date
    08/22/2011
    Surgeon
    Portsmouth Regional Hosp
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    4,244
    Said "Thanks" 917 Times
    Was Thanked 1,264 Times in 993 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 5,008 Times
    Blog Entries
    26

    Default Re: Adhesions

    Um, yeah, why is she talking to you about surgical issues? I've also never heard of any adhesion issues. I'd think if there would be any it would be more likely with the Roux-en-Y or Gastric Bypass due to more cutting/stitching or even the lapband because of a foreign body. But you can get them with any surgery, laproscopic or otherwise. I had them cleaned up twice in my life from having open abdominal surgery as a child.
    ChrisJ likes this.
    Note that my responses here are from the viewpoint of a female 3 yrs out from surgery, with post bariatric hypoglycemia. I am not a medical professional. Lowest wt after surgery, 218 at 9 mo out.

    Best NSV yet - fitting on a kid's amusement park ride with my 4 yr old grandson!

    re: my avatar -- CFIDS =ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyletis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Also diagnosed with post-bariatric reactive hypoglycemia; and chronic gastritis (both sleeve related).

  5. #4
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    joanne
    Surgery date
    04/17/2012
    Surgeon
    Almanza
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Last Activity
    01-24-2013 08:51 PM
    Location
    toronto ontario canada
    Posts
    416
    Said "Thanks" 1 Times
    Was Thanked 97 Times in 91 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 377 Times
    Blog Entries
    34

    Default Re: Adhesions

    I had a Lap Band and had problem with adhesion issues due to the port that was attached to the abdominal wall. Having sleeve done because no foreign object in body. I have told no one about my surgery because there is always someone who will try to knock you down and make you second guess yourself. My Dr. will be told when I see her after surgery. I am sure whe would support me but never know, one word could change everything. I have done my research as best I can and have 100% faith in my decision. Good luck to you and hope that helps.


  6. #5
    Gastric Sleeve Member ChrisJ's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Chris
    Surgery date
    12/11/2012
    Surgeon
    Dr. James Foote
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Last Activity
    04-13-2014 10:22 AM
    Location
    Eagle, Mi
    Posts
    137
    Said "Thanks" 1 Times
    Was Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 12 Times

    Default Re: Adhesions

    I agree with all of your comments. I was shocked by her negativity. She said that the reason a sleever has to drink liquids for so much longer than a bypass patient is because the thin stomach has to have something flowing down it all the time while it heals completely so adhesions don't form and block it up. When that happens, the surgeon has to go back in with a "roto-rooter" type of instrument and open the sleeve back up. I have never heard it mentioned on this or any other website. I don't know whether to be nervous, weirded out or just dismiss it.



  7. Gastric Sleeve Surgery With Weight Loss Agents
  8. #6
    Gastric Sleeve Member ~BookDiva~'s Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Teresa
    Surgery date
    03/27/2012
    Surgeon
    Dr. Walton
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Last Activity
    05-21-2014 10:53 AM
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    100
    Said "Thanks" 8 Times
    Was Thanked 25 Times in 21 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 28 Times

    Default Re: Adhesions

    I would definitely mention what she told you to your surgeon, and that she told you. How horrible to scare a patient like that, and with what is likely skewed information...
    You aren't going to get the butt you want by sitting on the one you have ~Unknown





    ****Ticker includes pre-op weight loss****

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •