About VSG

Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical weight loss tool in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach, following the major curve. The open edges are then attached together (often with surgical staples, glue and possibly cauterization) to form a sleeve or tube with a banana shape. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach and is performed laparoscopically and is not reversible.


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Saturday, May 7, 2011

big mistake

So I got my stitches out yesterday and doc told me to put polysporin on them 3x/day to promote healing and cover with bandages if I wanted to keep it from getting on my clothes. So last night I lathered up my incisions and bandaged each one.

This morning I have a rash all over my tummy.  It's so itchy!  Booooo.  I hate adhesive allergies.


  1. Christina BurdiosMay 7, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    OMG Your blog is the best! I loved reading it. I am thinking of having my VSG with Dr Almanza too. Thanks for blogging all this info. It makes me feel allot better. I am so so scared to have this done in TJ Mexico. I thought Dr Almanza was at Mt Zion in TJ? is that where you went?

  2. Thank you!

    From what I understand, there's actually 2 Dr Almanza's, a Jr & Sr. The one that I had was Mario Almanza Reyes in the Jerusalem clinic

  3. When I used adhesive patches to quit smoking, I would use OTC steroid cream on the ensuing rash.

  4. I've been using an OTC hydrocortisone cream and it was not responding at all. So itchy.