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Preventing Pouch Dilation after Sleeve Gastrectomy.

by Dr. Nick Nicholson | Feb 12, 2024
Preventing Pouch Dilation after Sleeve Gastrectomy

One common cause of weight regain after sleeve gastrectomy is that of stretching or dilation of the remaining stomach. This leads to an increase in storage capacity and, ultimately, weight gain.  With an enlarged stomach, patients require increased amounts of food to feel satisfied. Avoiding this issue is obviously preferable, so the following is a discussion of the common causes for pouch dilation of the stomach after weight loss surgery.