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Re: stomach stapling

Re: stomach stapling

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Posted by TinaBeena on November 26, 2000 at 02:07:10:

In Reply to: Re: stomach stapling posted by Ricki on November 13, 2000 at 15:36:42:

: : I am thinking about having my stomach stapled but I am getting alot of negative information on this type of surgery. can anyone give me any information on this topic. It would be greatly appreciated.

: It seems a little intense to go and get your stomach stapled to lose weight. I think that if your going to do somthing like that it should be a last resort. If you are just having a problem with eating too much than you may want to try some kind of appetite suppressant. I know of one called optiburn that I hear works good. What ever you do don't give up on proper nutrition and exercise. Even if you get your stomanh stapled you are going to have to make sure you exercise to get rid of the unwanted weight. Good luck whatever you decide to do.
: Ricki

I am an RN who has cared for multiple patients who've had that surgery, called a gastroplasty. It's most generally for people who are about or greater than 200 lbs overweight, and clinically depressed/unable to lose the weight/ with severe health risks due to their size. It is a major abdominal surgery, and our patients were required to have counselling with psychiatrists before the surgeon would agree to the surgery.
It doesn't work if the person intends to eat the same amount of food when they return home. The stomach can stretch out again. I would consider all other options before approaching a doctor about this. Try a mentor or a team weight loss with other people, and be accountable to each other for exercise and diet, and with that ongoing support most people will lose weight. Best of wishes for you in your decision.



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