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Gastroparesis is a condition that causes nausea and vomiting. It can also make you feel full too soon after you start eating.
It happens because the stomach takes too long to empty and does not move food through your body fast enough. People also call Gastroparesis “delayed gastric emptying.” (“Gastric” means “having to do with the stomach.”)
Gastroparesis is a common problem among people with diabetes. It can also happen to people who have had food poisoning (gastroenteritis).
But it can sometimes happen to people who have not been sick and who do not have diabetes.
When gastroparesis starts after someone has had food poisoning, it often gets better in a few days or weeks.
Sometimes it lasts longer or never goes away. For people with diabetes, it usually does not go away, but there are things that can make it better.
Owner and Founder of BMI Surgical Institute, Dr. Aryaie indeed, is one of the very few advanced endoscopic surgeons in the entire United States who preform G-POEM aka POP procedure for gastroparesis.
There are ways to help you get the food and drinks you need. One option is using liquid food supplements. In rare situations, you may require tube feeding.
Medicines that make the stomach empty faster and/or Medicines that help prevent nausea
Sometimes, doctors use electrical stimulation to help empty the stomach in very rare cases and for specific causes of gastroparesis.
Doctors can empty your stomach by inserting a tube either through your throat or directly through your skin into your stomach. This procedure allows them to remove any contents from your stomach.
Latest minimally invasive approach which has shown great results to improve gastric emptying is Gastric Per Oral Endoscopic myotomy (G-POEM) aka Per Oral Endoscopic Pyloromyotomy (POP) procedure.
This procedure is incisionless and is all done endoscopically.
With the G-POEM, aka POP Procedure, your doctor cuts the pylorus muscle of the stomach to improve emptying food into the small bowel.
Research found that 50–70% of patients will have their stomach emptying return to normal, and 80% will see their symptoms improve.