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Band07

Mini Gastric Bypass Patients
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    Band07 got a reaction from Melliesmommy in Return to work after MGB   
    I had surgery late Thursday evening, flew home on Saturday and went back to work Tuesday. No issues, a little tired but it was very manageable.
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    Band07 got a reaction from LaLaDee in Vets - How often do you weigh yourself?   
    I’m 13 years out and I weigh 3x daily . I have a danger zone number, if I hit it I take action fast .
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    Band07 got a reaction from Pretendfarmgirl in LOW BMI MGB?   
    Literally asking for a friend. What are your thoughts on MGB for a lower BMI patient, like someone with max 40-50 lbs to lose?
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    Band07 got a reaction from catwoman7 in Maintain weightloss after mini bypass   
    I'm 5 years post op. I flux between 155-160 and I'm pretty happy there. I would prefer 150-155 flux but I eat whatever I want. I also practice IF and run 4-5 days a week to keep the weight off.
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    Band07 reacted to New&Improved in LOW BMI MGB?   
    Well it depends on their BMI and the surgeon you're dealing with if they will even do a bypass surgery; but from experience I had the RNY bypass and had not one single issue and lost ALL my excess weight..
    Your friend needs to research more before deciding if they want to put their body through surgery for only 50lbs?

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    Band07 reacted to catwoman7 in Mexico Sleeves vs US   
    I've never heard this either. Ultimate success is mostly dependent on your level of commitment to your program.
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    Band07 reacted to rjan in Mexico Sleeves vs US   
    I haven't heard about any differences in regain depending on where you do it. If anything matters to regain, it's probably the surgeon, not the location. But I think genetic differences and how well you stick to the diet are even more important than the surgeon.

    I had my surgery in Mexico - Dr. Cordova at Hospital Angeles. I have absolutely no regrets about it. In fact, it was one of my best medical experiences in terms of how I was treated by the staff. I feel like they were really attentive and took good care of me. As long as you do your homework and choose a super experienced surgeon, why not save a few K?
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    Band07 reacted to Ozzy79 in LOW BMI MGB?   
    I am a low BMI and had my sleeve op. rjan is right, bypass causes Vitamin deficiencies & are bigger ops than sleeve. Low BMI's do not seem to need it that's why the surgeons prefer sleeve.
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    Band07 reacted to rjan in LOW BMI MGB?   
    I started with a BMI of 35 and had the sleeve 4 months ago.

    Unless the patient has GERD, I'd tend to lean towards suggesting a sleeve for a fellow low BMI patient. Low BMI patients tend to have the the best results - on average they lose 80% of their excess weight, compared to 60% for the higher BMI patients, and many reach a normal weight. There's only ~5% difference in weight loss between the sleeve and bypass type surgeries, but bypass surgeries are more likely to lead to certain types of Vitamin deficiencies in the long term. A high BMI patient might want that little extra kick of a malabsorptive procedure, while a low BMI patient is likely to not need it, so why take the extra risk?
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    Band07 got a reaction from FluffyChix in Bile Reflux post MGB   
    My doc did something extra to prevent bile reflux, it’s standard now with some surgeons .
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    Band07 got a reaction from vsg_mixtape in Sleeve to mini revision questions   
    Yes the progression is the same, I think I did 2 weeks liquids, 2 weeks mushy and 2 weeks soft. I can eat anything/everything and I’ve never had much restriction, most of my weight loss/maintenance comes from the malabsorption now. Also too much sugar/dairy makes me sick . Check out the fb group MGB, lots of great info there !
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    Band07 got a reaction from Crushed in Texas in Fear of STRETCHING Sleeve!   
    It absolutely can and will stretch if you're not careful ! Iv worked with sleeve patients for years and have seen plenty of patients gain weight back from stretching the sleeve. I myself am one of them and I have xray pics at one day post op and one year post op to prove how much it has stretched. Why do you think their are revision surgeons that now resleeve patients? Just be careful, don't over eat to the point of misery and avoid carbonation. My sleeve was a 42 Bougie and I had scar tissue as well which made mine easier to stretch but it happens to others too.
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    Band07 got a reaction from skywalker1 in Didn't work for me.   
    Thank you both for your insite. I'm not at all offended. I work in the business (weight loss surgery) and believe me I'm usually the first to doubt when someone tells me they are doing everything "right" and still not losing. Iv put a lot of time and work into my relationship with food. I do listen to my body, eat slow, chew well all of those good things. Lately my body tells me often I'm hungry, I'm still taking Prilosec for acid and I'm afraid to stop because before that the hunger was terrible !! Why eat a 6" sub? I didn't get a chance to pack my lunch last week and it was a better alternative than other fast food options at the moment. I do listen to full signals and Iv never once thrown up or even eaten to the point of being uncomfortable With the sleeve. I have gotten very very nauseous a couple of times but I think that was more of a poor food choice ( too greasy too sweet) than a volume issue. I don't know what size my sleeve is but I do know I have a small pouch at the top left over from my dilation With my band, I saw it myself on the X-ray, my doc says it shouldn't make much difference but I don't see how it can't, obviously food has more room to fill at the top before moving on down. Regardless, I'll keep working on me, trying to make good food choices when I can and increasing my milage each week. I never regretted my band, ever. I hope to one day say the same about the sleeve but only time will tell. Thanks again !
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    Band07 got a reaction from Melixxa in Sleeve to MGB Low BMI   
    Wow, so sorry to hear about your experience. Dr. Almanza didn't even make my list when deciding on a surgeon, I didn't even need five mins of researching to know he was never to be considered. Unfortunately many others have also spoke of bad experiences with him. I'm always amazed when I see that people continue to schedule with him because of his prices. That being said, it doesn't mean that "resleeving" isn't a real thing or isn't an option for some. It is. I did extensive research for months and months looking to have it done myself. If your sleeve is large enough, a resleeving can correct it and put you back on the weight loss track but choice of surgeon is everything ! The only one I would trust to do it is Dr. Wilhmey. I however decided that if a sleeve can stretch once it can stretch again and went with a revision to a Mini bypass with Dr. Rodriguez. He took my small intestines and brought it right up to my existing sleeve a few inches from the top giving me a smaller pouch and also some (but not too much) malabsorption. Dr. Rodriguez doesn't believe in resleeveing because he doesn't think it will give the same results as the first time as your body is already used to restrictive procedures at that point. So far I'm very happy, my recover has been great (I did get dehydrated and pneumonia in both lungs) but bounced back very quickly. I don't know if you're looking for other options but I don't know why the MGB wouldn't work for you as well. Just a thought...
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    Band07 got a reaction from GBLady41 in Sleeve to Mini Bypass Revision   
    Who is your surgeon ? If they do things right you should never have to worry about bile reflux. I was a band too, mgb 14 months ago, only thing I'm low on is Iron. Very happy with my decision.
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    Band07 got a reaction from tfrdrix1 in Newbie with questions :)   
    The MGB is a great choice ! It has better long term weight loss and less risk/complication than any other surgery! I'm happy to answer any questions you have. I'm a former band and former sleeve patient so I've been around the block a time or two ! Lol
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    Band07 got a reaction from GBLady41 in Newbie with questions :)   
    The stomach cancer issue/reflux has been resolved as long as the procedure is done correctly they can now position the bypass so that bile flows down and not up.
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    Band07 got a reaction from OutsideMatchInside in Reversal   
    I'm in no way trying to be insensitive, I actually do some work as a drug/alcohol counselor so I realize what a major issue addiction is and the very real possibility of transfer addiction, however reading your first few posts, drugs were not mentioned and you scared a whole lot of people who were led to believe that ALL of your health issues and personal problems and even demise of physical appearance was 100% due to your weight loss surgery. Now sure, you can say I had weight loss surgery and became a drug addict and that in itself is a tragedy that many will empathize with, however had you not started using, would your bypass had led to the same results ? I for one think it's important to clarify and report the whole story when discussing such serious life threatening complications. Regardless, I'm glad you are doing so much better.
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    Band07 got a reaction from tfrdrix1 in Newbie with questions :)   
    The MGB is a great choice ! It has better long term weight loss and less risk/complication than any other surgery! I'm happy to answer any questions you have. I'm a former band and former sleeve patient so I've been around the block a time or two ! Lol
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    Band07 got a reaction from Crystal Cole in So many questions about MGB   
    I'm 5'4 and was 189 day of revision.
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    Band07 got a reaction from tizv123 in So many questions about MGB   
    I'm an original band patient (2007) then revised to sleeve (2013) and MGB April 2014 so I'm 1 year 1 month post op. I'm very happy with my MGB, I haven't had any issues with malaborption so far and I'm honestly not great with my Vitamins. I take a couple one a days and B12 when I remember it. My bypass is around 9' and I was only 189 the day of surgery. Dairy and high sugar give me TERRIBLE gas and high fats make my dump but really everything I eat goes through me pretty quickly. I'm happy to answer any questions.
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    Band07 got a reaction from tizv123 in So many questions about MGB   
    I'm an original band patient (2007) then revised to sleeve (2013) and MGB April 2014 so I'm 1 year 1 month post op. I'm very happy with my MGB, I haven't had any issues with malaborption so far and I'm honestly not great with my Vitamins. I take a couple one a days and B12 when I remember it. My bypass is around 9' and I was only 189 the day of surgery. Dairy and high sugar give me TERRIBLE gas and high fats make my dump but really everything I eat goes through me pretty quickly. I'm happy to answer any questions.
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    Band07 got a reaction from tizv123 in Planning to go to Mexico for sleeve revsion to MGB   
    I had revision from sleeve also, surgery was Thursday night, I flew home Saturday and went back to work Tuesday. My energy was very low but I managed. I ended up with double pneumonia (prob from the flight home) but had it not been for that which kept me feeling crappie for about 4-5 weeks I would have been fine.
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    Band07 got a reaction from tizv123 in So many questions about MGB   
    I'm an original band patient (2007) then revised to sleeve (2013) and MGB April 2014 so I'm 1 year 1 month post op. I'm very happy with my MGB, I haven't had any issues with malaborption so far and I'm honestly not great with my Vitamins. I take a couple one a days and B12 when I remember it. My bypass is around 9' and I was only 189 the day of surgery. Dairy and high sugar give me TERRIBLE gas and high fats make my dump but really everything I eat goes through me pretty quickly. I'm happy to answer any questions.
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    Band07 got a reaction from OceanSong in My husband is not attracted to me - 2 weeks post-op   
    Lose the weight, find a new husband.
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