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ask: did any get complications after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy ?

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my husband did laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and suffer from numbness in the right thigh all the way to the front pelvis he can walk and urinate but he cant feel the skin its very difficult situation he does not feel any thing during sex and this is devastating please tell me is this temporary , and i wuld like to know did any get gastric leak after one month or later after the surgery and way?
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I had the lab band done back in 2002 and now with time I notice that It is not working like it did back in 2002 and now I am thinking about getting the sleeve I am so affraid that it will not work or might have the same effect at the lap band. But I am also excited about getting the sleeve please I need feed back.


March 23, 2015 - 6:28am
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Has anyone had problems passing Stoll after surgery when u started baceating

December 22, 2014 - 6:13pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Yes, after any surgery invoolving the GE system you will have a slow recovery in this area. Ask the doc for laxatives and take them regularly.

January 25, 2015 - 12:25pm
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Planing on surgery in two months. ( sleeve ) Do you think it's worth it or are there any regrets by anyone ?

December 18, 2014 - 9:40am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

No regrets whatsoever! Side effects sure, but be patient in recovering - it's major surgery!

January 25, 2015 - 12:24pm

Does anyone have any info about taking pill with a lap sleeve gastrectomy and info on swallowing problem. Why do they have to sip and chew very well before swallowing?

March 24, 2013 - 5:32pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to joygonza)

Hello joygonza,

The answer to your question is in the last paragraph of my reply to the original question.


October 7, 2014 - 9:38am
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to joygonza)

Hello joygonza,

The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a bariatric procedure in which the surgeon removes approximately 85% of the stomach, shaping the remaining stomach into a tube or “sleeve”.

All large pills, greater than 5 millimeters, taken during the first six weeks after the surgery must be crushed.

Four days following surgery, diet progresses from a full fluid diet to a pureed diet. It is important to eat slowly and to stop when you sense fullness. You should avoid large particles of food. Upon discharge to home, you must remember to take small bites, chew very well and to put down your fork or spoon down between bites.

These recommendations are necessary because the stomach is only 15% of its normal size. Some patients develop esophageal reflux, inflammation of the esophagus, and dysphagia, which is difficulty swallowing, because they eat more than they should.

I hope this answers your questions.


March 25, 2013 - 5:03pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

Hello Anonymous,

Consult your surgeon. Sharp pain that persists should not be ignored. A physical exam by your doctor should give you the answer.

Please keep us updated.


October 4, 2012 - 4:29pm
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I am 30 yr old male i had total gastrectomy for burst stomach ulcer just over a yr ago,im managing really well apart from a sharp pain near belly button when i arch back or cough...does any think this could be due too the operation and eveything that went on in there????

October 3, 2012 - 5:43am
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