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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Gastric Bypass, the Sleeve, and Gastroparesis

I have seen, recently, in the support groups questions about the gastric bypass, sleeve, etc. I wanted to share with you the year's worth of research that I have been doing so that if you are considering a gastric bypass or a sleeve, you can be well informed. My doctor keeps trying to push a gastric bypass on me, but that is not going to fix the nerve damage to my vagus nerve. Personally, I don't want it because I'm scared it will cause more problems than it's worth. I've had friends pass away from complications due to gastric bypasses. In fact, three days ago when I was in the emergency room, a lady came in who had a gastric bypass done and was vomiting up blood. This is a decision that you will have to make for yourself but I wanted to share the information I've gathered so that you can decide if this is for you. Sources are included below. There are a lot of hoops to jump through in order to get a gastric bypass or sleeve. Each doctor is different on their requirements.

The information below will also go into detail the differences between the bypass and the sleeve. Before you make the decision to have surgery (and I know a lot of you are desperate for relief), make time to talk to support groups with other gastroparesis patients so that they can give you advice. I would also recommend writing down any questions/concerns that you may have for the doctor, lest you forget or the doctor is in such a hurry that you don't have time to think of questions while you're in the doctor's exam room. Be your own advocate. Additionally, I would get a second opinion, just to be on the safe side. You should meet with a nutritionist too, since your diet may be a bit different from others getting a gastric bypass. You and the nutritionist should work together to come up with a plan if you choose to have this surgery. There is also a new Facebook support group for those who have had it done, and also combat Gastroparesis: GASTROPARESIS AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY.



Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass:http://www.saintlukeshospitals.com/roux-en-y-gastric-bypass.php


This surgery is not for everyone, and I've already decided it's not for me...but I hope this research will help you make the right decision for you. Again, if your gastroparesis is caused by vagus nerve damage, removing parts of your stomach may not help. It also will not stop the vomiting.



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