Bariatric Surgery/Pain

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I had surgery 3/14/13 and today I have a sharp pain near my port? Is this normal ?

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Hi Ger:

Yes, it's not unusual to have pains near where your port was inserted in the first few weeks post-surgery.  It's part of the healing process.  If it continues or if you're nervous, you can always give your surgeon a quick call.

Good luck,
Karla

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Karla K.

Expertise

I'm very familiar with the four main types of bariatric surgery: Lap-Band/Adjustable Gastric Band, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y, and Duodenal Switch. I'm familiar with the Mini-Gastric Bypass and Revisions as well. I'm also beginning my seventh year post-op as a successful bariatric patient--so I can answer questions regarding pre-op, post-op honeymoon, and maintenance phases. I'm less familiar with the nuances of plastic surgery following bariatric surgery--but I do know a bit.

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Have been an avid researcher of the science of obesity and bariatric surgery for over ten years now. My professional career used to involve medical device research.

Education/Credentials
Master's in Business Administration.

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