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I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy in 2012. Everything was
I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy in 2012. Everything was fine and I lost 100 lbs in the first two years. But then I gained about 30 lbs back and was holding that weight for years. In the last six m… read more
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Please bariatric surgeons only: I had vertical sleeve
Please bariatric surgeons only: I had vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery the day before yesterday. My pain immediately after surgery was at about an 8 or 9 but then I was given narcotic pain relief t… read more
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I am a female 54 yr old who had vertical sleeve April 8th of
I am a female 54 yr old who had vertical sleeve April 8th of this year. I was 50# ***** and did not meet the BMI requirements BUT my high BP got me approved with my ins. I had the surgery, they took m… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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I have a weird question. I had to stain to pass a bowel
Hi Dr. Dan. :) I have a weird question. I had to stain to pass a bowel movement today and I'm afraid of busting my new tummy. Is this possible? Thanks :)… read more
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Dr. Dan
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I am 22 days out from my vsg now. Last night I started
Hi Dr. Dan. :) I am 22 days out from my vsg now. Last night I started having some mild pain on my left side. Under my ribs. Maybe a 1 on a scale of 10. I can't tell if it's muscular or internal. I jus… read more
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Dr. Dan
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I'm hoping you can answer some questions on the Gastric
Hello. :) I'm hoping you can answer some questions on the Gastric Sleeve procedure. How often so serious complications occur? What is the death rate? Is leaking a common complication? Thank you :)… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Why is a two-week liquid diet pre-surgery the only or the
Why is a two-week liquid diet pre-surgery the only or the best way to reduce the size of the liver? What is significant about the liquid aspect? Thanks.… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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I have a small incisional hernia near my naval. Got CT scan
I have a small incisional hernia near my naval. Got CT scan this week and was told they want to wait til I've lost more weight to repair. (Had sleeve gastrectomy on Dec. 4.) When I walk, or do anythin… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
385 satisfied customers
I am considering gastric sleeve surgery -- 54 yo woman, BMI
Greetings! I am considering gastric sleeve surgery -- 54 yo woman, BMI about 37 with comorbidities. 1) Throughout my extensive (and failed) dieting career, I have found that nutrition advice is always… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
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Dr.: I will be having a colonoscopy (first of three
Dr. Dan: I will be having a colonoscopy (first of three post-colectomy) next month and am just curious if the doctor goes slowly enough so as to realize there is no ascending colon, and also would the… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
385 satisfied customers
If a patient has a small hiatal hernia and an incisional
If a patient has a small hiatal hernia and an incisional hernia (at belly button) at the time of gastric sleeve surgery, would these normally be repaired at the same time?… read more
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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What do I need to do to get started? I work for Carill and
What do I need to do to get started? I work for Carill and have Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota Insurance. How long would I have to be off work?… read more
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Dr. Dan
Bariatric Physician (MD)
Doctoral Degree
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Thanks so much for your last reply to my question about
Thanks so much for your last reply to my question about aging WLS patients and surgery's impact on health later on. Not only am I female, but I also take an iron pill daily for anemia. Add to that my … read more
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Dr. Dan
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Had Gastric Sleeve 10 days ago. Foud hernia and repaired.
Had Gastric Sleeve 10 days ago. Foud hernia and repaired. Home 5 days and developed severe pain under left rib - intense pain when inhaling. Also had fever. Admitted to ER. CT showed I had a spleen in… read more
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Dr. Dan
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I just had the gastric sleeve surgery performed a week ago
Hello. I just had the gastric sleeve surgery performed a week ago today (Monday 3/5/12). I just went to the restroom and have found some spotting (menstrual wise, I think) however, I am not suppose to… read more
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Dr. Dan
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I am a 34 yr. old female, 5 ft. 8 in. tall weighing 233 lbs.
I am a 34 yr. old female, 5 ft. 8 in. tall weighing 233 lbs. It seems impossible for me to lose weight no matter what I do. And it seems like I am always hungry no matter what. I do like to eat and fi… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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Is it safe to go to Mexico for gastric sleeve surgery? I do
Is it safe to go to Mexico for gastric sleeve surgery? I do not mean the drug wars, but the actual operation being done, the cleanliness, the qualifications of doctors, the true success rates, etc.?… read more
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Dr. Dan
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I have an appointment with a Bariatric surgeon 11-11 to see
I have an appointment with a Bariatric surgeon 11-11 to see about having an operation to reduce weight and get rid of these medical problems the fat is causing. From what I looked at, there are 3 type… read more
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Dr. Dan
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