23 years ago I had my stomach stapling. In the beginning it was a great success. Unfortunately, in 2001 I had to have some of the staples removed as I suffered terribly from reflux, constant vomiting and I was very dehydrated.
So, as a result, I have slowly gained back all the weight plus some since then. Now in 2017, weight loss surgery is more advanced and I am once again considering this path.
But I wanted to know if gastric sleeve is the same surgery as the stapling. Is the opening into your stomach made smaller where your food passes through or is it just your stomach that is reduced? Can you eventually eat small regular meals or will you always have to eat soups?
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Gastric surgery or staple
Neither, there is a newer procedure if you fall between 30 to 100 lbs. to lose. Obalan balloon. It's nonsurgical, a 10 min process and successful. Please google it for more information. I just read about it in my area in San Diego. There seems to be a few places that offer this procedure.