So do they put it back in I'm not a professional I just like learning
That's what I was going to ask too!
No, that's the extra stomach portion from a sleeve #Gastrectomy. They remove that and leave a section that's about 4-6 ounces in volume. That goes to pathology(like any other tissue would).
Thanks. I have seen these pictures here before and wondered because it looks so neatly sutured up.
What is it
Excess stomach removed for gastric bypass/bariatric surgery.
Awesome! You just changed this person's life for the better! How much did the pt weigh? Is this surgery safe/okay for someone who has severe acid reflux? I ask because I know it is not for the LapBand. Also, what are the most recent requirements for minimum weight to qualify for this surgery? I read a while ago at least a 40+BMI or 35BMI w/ an obesity related comorbidity.
Cool photo ☺
I would want to see how the patient does in a year _ some do great & some do not. Some gain it all back & then some. Very interesting to follow these patients and the outcome over years.
I really wish I got photos of mine! I had it done 3.5 years ago- best decision I could have made for myself!
Not great for someone with severe reflux as a VSG usually causes reflux. You'd generally be steered to a bypass.
I am getting it done.in a few months. Kinda afraid but excited at the same time. My sister had hers done 3 years ago and she got 180lbs gone and she also said it was the best thing she ever done.
What about a fudiplication procedure with a bariatric procedure?
This is leaving part of the lesser curvature of the stomach, and removing the fundus, correct? If the lower esophageal sphincter is floppy due to binge eating/overfilling of stomach, is it repaired first or would this surgery be contraindicated? Just curious.
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