Video Q&A about Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

Wed, Mar 13, 2019
10:30am to 11:00am CT

Description

In this video, Dr. Victoria Gomez, gastroenterologist, discusses and answers questions about endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, a newer type of weight-loss procedure.

Learn more about:

  • why it's done
  • risks
  • who it's for

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I have a question. I need to lose at least 100 pounds and even when trying hard to do so, I never lose any weight and continue to gain. I take a lot of insulin and have been told that adds weight plus I have been retaining fluid even on high doses of Lasix and spironolactone. If you have cirrhosis of the liver, how safe is bariatric surgery?

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@mollyb1968

I have a question. I need to lose at least 100 pounds and even when trying hard to do so, I never lose any weight and continue to gain. I take a lot of insulin and have been told that adds weight plus I have been retaining fluid even on high doses of Lasix and spironolactone. If you have cirrhosis of the liver, how safe is bariatric surgery?

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I had endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty in October of 2017. I have since lost 78 pounds. It was the best decision I ever made. No longer have high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Not as many aches and pains as before. The program was amazing and the support I received before and after the procedure added to my success.

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I was sleeved October 2016. I lost 90 pounds from the beginning of journey, but I never reached my goal. Now, after 3 surgeries, including a melanoma and 2 spinal surgeries, I am gaining weight. I've been on steroids, pain killers, anti-anxiety meds, etc. Also, I have been inactive for very long periods of time. Even now, I have neuropathy and walking is difficult. I don't know what to do to stop the weight gain. I am scared to death! Should I think about a revision? I have about 20-30 pounds to lose. Thank you!!

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How often are revisions done, how do you know when a revision is needed and how much is a revision?

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What happens to the stitched section of the stomach?

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Hi @eddt2717 and everyone on this thread. Facebook continues to have technical issues at this time and we are unable to upload the video on this page. We're monitoring the situation. As soon as the video becomes available, I will post it and notify you.

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I'm afraid that Facebook was unable to retrieve and archive the video. We hope to re-broadcast the event in the near future. I will keep you all posted.

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