Bariatric Surgery/Sleeve


I had the bariatric surgery sleeve done and I wanted to know if the scar tissue on the stomach will stretch out my other question is is it normal that your stomach that your food feels like it's coming back up out of your stomach if you're sitting down after I eat three bites of solid food and sitting down I feel like I have to stand up so my stomach isn't in pain and I have the feeling to throw up and it only happens when I eat solid food

Hi Shauna,

Thanks for your question.

Typically, scar tissue anywhere is not as pliable as other surrounding tissue and that normally does not change.

I do find that the position my body is in following meals has something to do with my own comfort and digestion. However, if you are having the issues you recount as a result of sitting, you may want to ask your surgical physician if this should be the case for you.  While you are seeing your doctor, you can ask if my advice regarding your scar tissue is correct.  If you do and can please provide me with the feedback, I would appreciate it so that I can know what to tell others should I ever get the question again.

Thanks for any feedback that you can provide.


Bariatric Surgery

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Steven West


I can answer any and all questions from the perspective of a weight loss surgery patient. I have had Gastric Bypass Surgery - Roux-en-Y - and can answer questions from the perspective of one who has experienced the pain and suffering of murderous obesity. I have mustered the courage to open myself to the opportunity to live life again! Let me help you get there, too! Weight loss surgery isn't for everyone, but for those who fit some specific criteria, it is a viable option. With the rise in obesity in America, there are suddenly weight loss surgery centers springing up on every street corner, it seems. Choosing to have weight loss surgery is a major decision in your life, and choosing the right center can mean the difference between weight loss success and failure. There are three main types of weight loss surgery being performed today at most all surgical weight loss clinics: the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, which creates a small stomach pouch and bypasses part of the small intestine; the Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, which is similar to the first surgery, but is done laparoscopically, so it reduces the size of the incision, and reduces the pain and recovery time of the surgery, and the LAP-BAND surgery, which is a band fastened around the stomach to create a small pouch. Weight Loss surgery is not for everyone who is obese. In most cases, candidates must be at least 100 pounds overweight. Surgery should be the last resort, rather than a quick-fix. Surgery is a long-term answer to managing your weight, and you need to be aware it will change your life.


I am a post operative patient of Weight Loss Surgery (Gastric Bypass, RNY). I am interested in providing coaching for pre-operative and post-operative patients.

Member of

Profiled in Obesity Help Magazine.

Bachelors Degree in Computer Science. I am an engineer working for Computer Sciences Corporation in the Washington, D.C. area.

Awards and Honors
I am a retired veteran with over twenty years of U.S. Naval Service.

©2017 All rights reserved.