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Apr 6, 2016 · Need Awareness/ Prevention/ Research on Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome (SMAS) in Digestive Health

Hello Amanda,
I’m sorry you are suffering again with symptoms from SMA. My 19 year old daughter had surgery for this. I took her to an ER due to weird uncontrollable vomiting when she stood up. she was admitted and they diagnosed her with SMA. They scheduled laparoscopic surgery for her. She was in hospital for 1 day and it fixed the problem. I don’t know why they wait with some people for so long to surgically fix this. She feels much better and no more vomiting. There were some doctors not agreeing on treatment. One said to put in feeding tube one said to do surgery right away. She was of normal weight, so feeding tube seemed like it would not help in the long run. The surgery was done at the American Center which is part of UW Health in Madison WI. No more issues with SMA. I hope you can get some good treatment for the SMA syndrome. I was so pleased with the way my daughters problem was handled and fixed.

Sue

Aug 29, 2015 · Need Awareness/ Prevention/ Research on Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome (SMAS) in Digestive Health

I do hope you are feeling better and did find a doctor who can help.
my daughter just diagnosed with smas. Has been throwing up every day for 3 months. can keep down liquids most days. Hasn’t lost much weight due to high calorie drinks mostly. She is in a lot of pain however and in bed most days all day.She is scheduled for surgery next week with general surgeon. Yesterday GI doctor’s nurse called asking her about feeding tube to help her gain weight. I’m not sure how that would help in the long run because her weight would most likely drop back down to her set point of 120’s once feeding tube out. Any help on this would be appreciated.