Welcome guest, you have 1 message! Register

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19
  1. #1
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    Surgery date
    02/06/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr. Marone
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Last Activity
    03-06-2017 04:19 PM
    Location
    Hershey, PA
    Posts
    6
    Said "Thanks" 0 Times
    Was Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 5 Times
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Will I have to have a catheter for my gastric sleeve surgery

    HI Everyone,

    I AM new HERE and just want to say hi and ask if I will have to have a catheter
    I AM a baby when it comes to pain. THANK you in advance for any info




  2. Gastric Sleeve Surgery With Weight Loss Agents
  3. #2
    Gastric Sleeve Member RehabNurse's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    04/20/2015
    Surgeon
    Dr. Smith
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Last Activity
    02-08-2020 09:38 PM
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,147
    Said "Thanks" 695 Times
    Was Thanked 1,491 Times in 728 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 905 Times
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Will I have to have a catheter for my gastric sleeve surgery

    Are you referring to a urinary catheter? I did not need to have one placed. After all, my surgical procedure was only 30 minutes long. In general, only the longer surgeries require placement of a catheter.


    10/23/14 Initial Consult 200 lb, 5'1 tall
    4/6/15 Highest Wt 225 (yes: 25 lb gain)
    4/20/15 Surgery Wt 218, BMI 41

    1 mo 203.0 -15
    2 mo 190.5 -12.5
    3 mo 184.5 -6
    4 mo 177.0 -7.5
    5 mo 171.0 -6
    6 mo 164.5 -6.5
    7 mo 157.5 -7
    8 mo 152.5 -5
    9 mo 149 -3.5
    10 m 143 -6
    11 m 142 -1
    1 yr 138.5 -3.5
    13 m 133 -5.5
    14 m 128 -5
    15 m 125 -3
    16 m 121 -4
    17 m 120 -1
    18 m 118 -2

    Dec '17: BMI 23.5; consumes 2000+ kcal/day

  4. Said thanks:


  5. #3
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Janell
    Surgery date
    11/21/2016
    Surgeon
    Dr. Searles
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Last Activity
    09-08-2017 06:12 PM
    Location
    Anchorage, AK
    Posts
    12
    Said "Thanks" 3 Times
    Was Thanked 13 Times in 6 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 1 Times

    Default Re: Will I have to have a catheter for my gastric sleeve surgery

    They did have a urinary catheter put in for me but they put it in while I was under and took it out right after before I woke up. Once I was awake I was then on pain meds so didn't notice a thing.



  6. #4
    Gastric Sleeve Member Dawnislas's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Dawn
    Surgery date
    09/13/2016
    Surgeon
    Dr. Cribbins
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Last Activity
    04-10-2019 09:58 PM
    Location
    Joshua, TX
    Posts
    69
    Said "Thanks" 7 Times
    Was Thanked 43 Times in 33 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 17 Times
    Blog Entries
    9

    Default Re: Will I have to have a catheter for my gastric sleeve surgery

    I didn't have one. The surgery doesn't take very much time so I'm not sure one would be needed. Some people, me included, had a drain in the stomach to drain the blood. They removed it right before I was released. There was pain as it was being removed but then that was it. No more problems after it came out. All in all I didn't have much pain and the pain pump in the hospital helped a lot. Once home I only took like 2-3 pain pills at night to help me sleep. I never had gas pain either but I had my gas strips just in case. Good luck!



  7. Said thanks:


  8. #5
    Gastric Sleeve Member TarotAces's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Odessa
    Surgery date
    01/11/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr. Mario Almanza
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Last Activity
    04-04-2020 11:52 PM
    Location
    Mansfield, Texas
    Posts
    102
    Said "Thanks" 527 Times
    Was Thanked 83 Times in 51 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 33 Times
    Blog Entries
    12

    Default Re: Will I have to have a catheter for my gastric sleeve surgery

    As far as I know, and of course it will depend on your particular surgeon, it is NOT common at all to have to have a urinary catheter for a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG). They are very short surgeries and it's not needed.

    Also, most people say that the only pain they have is the gas in the abdomen/chest/shoulder area the day/night of surgery and then they were fine. Also, most of those who did have the gas said walking helped tremendously, or prevented the pain almost entirely.

    Hope that helps
    HW: 297+lbs ( stopped weighing myself, it was probably 318 ish)
    Pre-op: 280 lbs (-17 lbs)

    CW: 142 lbs -Down 178 lbs from my highest actual weight!

    Week 1: 270
    M1: 257
    Week 6: 255
    M2: 252
    Week 10: 241
    M3: 237
    Week 14: 234

    GW: 145 lbs




  9. Gastric Sleeve Surgery With Weight Loss Agents
  10. #6
    Gastric Sleeve Member Kindle's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    12/20/2013
    Surgeon
    Ariel Ortiz & Arturo Martinez
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    1,659
    Said "Thanks" 699 Times
    Was Thanked 1,627 Times in 805 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 2 Times
    Blog Entries
    43

    Default Re: Will I have to have a catheter for my gastric sleeve surgery

    Between the laproscopic incisions, being filled with gas, cutting and stapling your stomach, and (possibly) having a drain put in, having a urinary catheter placed or not is going to be the LEAST of your worries as far as pain goes. Definitely not something I'd be concerned about.



  11. Said thanks:


  12. #7
    Gastric Sleeve Member jerzeygirl's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    07/20/2011
    Surgeon
    Dr. Louis Balsama
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Activity
    01-22-2020 03:10 PM
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    2,514
    Said "Thanks" 166 Times
    Was Thanked 924 Times in 694 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 485 Times
    Blog Entries
    17

    Default Re: Will I have to have a catheter for my gastric sleeve surgery

    We do not routinely use catheters at our hospital for bariatric surgery. I agree with Kindle, the gas is the real "pain." Good luck and you're going to love this journey!



  13. Said thanks:


  14. #8
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    Surgery date
    02/06/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr. Marone
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Last Activity
    03-06-2017 04:19 PM
    Location
    Hershey, PA
    Posts
    6
    Said "Thanks" 0 Times
    Was Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 5 Times
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Will I have to have a catheter for my gastric sleeve surgery

    Thank you all for you info. Its greatly appreciated



  15. #9
    Gastric Sleeve Member ghost_ryder's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Greg
    Surgery date
    08/23/2016
    Surgeon
    Dr Doyle
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Last Activity
    11-26-2018 07:18 AM
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    1,008
    Said "Thanks" 186 Times
    Was Thanked 855 Times in 568 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 677 Times

    Default Re: Will I have to have a catheter for my gastric sleeve surgery

    As a guy, the cath was one of feared items too. It was my first so I had idea what to expect. The fact that it was there was no problem because I was out when it went in. However, I was awake when it came out. It was the least of the problems I had. It stung a bit when it came out but it was better than the incisions.



    HW - 341 - June 1
    SW - 319 - 8/23 (-22)
    1mn - 286 - Sept 23 (-33) -total 55
    2mn - 274 - Oct 23 (-12) -total 67
    3mn - 263 - Nov 23 (-11) -total 78
    6mn - 238 - Feb 23(-25) - total 103
    9mn - 230 - May 23 (-8) - Total 111
    10mn - 226 - June 23 (-4) Total 115
    11mn - 226 - July 23 (0) Total 115

  16. #10
    Gastric Sleeve Member Pam G's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Pam
    Surgery date
    05/27/2016
    Surgeon
    Dr Ponce de Leon
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Last Activity
    04-04-2022 11:41 AM
    Location
    Sugar Land, TX
    Posts
    1,537
    Said "Thanks" 678 Times
    Was Thanked 771 Times in 544 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 57 Times
    Blog Entries
    12

    Default Re: Will I have to have a catheter for my gastric sleeve surgery

    no cath




    HW: 275
    PreOp: 268 5/12/16

    SW: 258. 5/27/2016
    10 w: 225. Goal 1
    12 w: 222.
    14 w: 216.
    4 m: 215
    5 m: 205
    22: 199.4 10/30 Goal 2
    24: 196
    6 mo: 191
    7 m: 193
    8 m: 184
    9 m: 180 2/3/17. Goal 3
    10 m: 179
    11 m: 171
    48: 170
    1 yr: 166.6. 5/27/17
    13 m: 165.8
    5 y,10 m: 215


    Revised Goal : 200
    "Bonus" Goal: 180

  17. #11
    Gastric Sleeve Member Lisa73me's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Lisa
    Surgery date
    01/03/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr. Marcelo Hernandez
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Last Activity
    12-21-2018 09:19 AM
    Location
    Fort Worth TX
    Posts
    426
    Said "Thanks" 774 Times
    Was Thanked 242 Times in 169 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 1,104 Times

    Default Re: Will I have to have a catheter for my gastric sleeve surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by Kindle View Post
    Between the laproscopic incisions, being filled with gas, cutting and stapling your stomach, and (possibly) having a drain put in, having a urinary catheter placed or not is going to be the LEAST of your worries as far as pain goes. Definitely not something I'd be concerned about.
    You are awesome Kindle!



  18. #12
    Gastric Sleeve Member americangrrl's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    10/10/2016
    Surgeon
    Hernandez
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Last Activity
    10-18-2017 07:33 AM
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    174
    Said "Thanks" 0 Times
    Was Thanked 132 Times in 91 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 3 Times

    Default Re: Will I have to have a catheter for my gastric sleeve surgery

    i went to mexico....no catheter...



  19. #13
    sraebaer
    Guest   Change Avatar!

    Default Re: Will I have to have a catheter for my gastric sleeve surgery

    No, I didn't.

  20. #14
    Gastric Sleeve Member Christie13's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Christie
    Surgery date
    11/03/2016
    Surgeon
    Dr. Wright
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Last Activity
    09-12-2019 04:13 PM
    Posts
    5,169
    Said "Thanks" 978 Times
    Was Thanked 2,940 Times in 2,192 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 1,465 Times
    Blog Entries
    97

    Default Re: Will I have to have a catheter for my gastric sleeve surgery

    US surgery and no catheter for me.



  21. #15
    Gastric Sleeve Member
    Surgery date
    02/06/2017
    Surgeon
    Dr. Marone
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Last Activity
    03-06-2017 04:19 PM
    Location
    Hershey, PA
    Posts
    6
    Said "Thanks" 0 Times
    Was Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Said "Welcome to Gastric Sleeve" 5 Times
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Will I have to have a catheter for my gastric sleeve surgery

    Thank you so much



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
  •