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  1. Hi I got my Sleeve to MGB revision surgery done yesterday in Tijuana, MX by Dr jaime Ponce de leon. I'm surprised at how well I am recovering right now. I'm doing way better than I did when I got my Sleeve in July 2010. Dr. Ponce has been doing the MGB for years and in December 2016 he was trained first-hand by Dr Rutledge the creator of the Mini Gastric Bypass during a conference in TJ. Dr. Ponce was only going to bypass me as recommended by Dr Rutledge in sleeve revisions, but he found a larger than usual fundus which my previous Dr. is known for creating. He reshaped my pouch and bypass 7ft of intestines. I had a little gas discomfort after surgery, but I'm up walking comfortably on my own. I'm thankful for this forum! All of your stories have been an inspiration to me during these 9 months of researching. I'm looking forward to helping others as I recover as well. If you have any questions please don't hestitate to ask.
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    Just revised from Sleeve to MGB

    Hello everyone I've been MIA for awhile because I was to lazy to locate my login information. Lol! All is well though. I'm almost 2 years out and I still love my mini bypass. I currently weigh129lbs and I'm still losing weight. Here's a before/after pic. The 1st one was taken 2 days after surgery in Tijuana. My after pic was taken November 2018. I'm glad to be back. Pleae let me know if you have any questions regarding MGB
  3. 1st pic was taken in Tijuana at the beach 2 days after surgery 02/12/2017 2ND pic was taken last night 04/01@ 7 weeks 1 day post op
  4. Hi All Here's a brief update of my Sleeve to MGB progress. The before pic was taken in the hospital after my revision. I was 247 pounds then. The pic on the right was taken today. I weigh 187 pounds. I've lost 60 pounds since my surgery(02/10/17) and 66lbs since my pre-op diet. I think my weight loss is pretty good for a revision patient and I'm on track to finally reach my weight loss goal. I'm so happy that I got my sleeve revised!
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    5 months Sleeve to MGB post-op pic

    Don't be surprised if he doesn't know about the MGB. There's only a few Surgeons in the US who do the MGB. He might recommend the RNy or DS depending on your regain. I wish you the best.
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    5 months Sleeve to MGB post-op pic

    Thank you! I was sleeved in July of 2010, so I had my sleeve for 6 1/2 years before I got a revision. Many people do it sooner, but I held it off for as long as I could because I didn't want to have another surgery. Now, I wish I would have done it sooner.
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    5 months Sleeve to MGB post-op pic

    MGB is short for Mini-Gastric Bypass. Revision weight loss surgery is a surgical procedure that is performed on patients who have already undergone a form of bariatric surgery, and have either had complications from such surgery or have not successfully achieved significant weight loss results from the initial surgery.
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    5 months Sleeve to MGB post-op pic

    Hi I started a light walking routine 3 weeks after surgery, but I stopped around 7 weeks post op due to my bowel movement schedule(TMI). I was working out early in the morning, but that's when I would spend the most time in the bathroom. Especially, in the beginning when my body was getting adapted to the MGB. My bm are regular know, so I plan on starting going back to the gym or doing some type of at home workout plan. I have a Fitbit and I average about 8,000 steps daily mostly at work. I was on clear liquids for 2 weeks before I moved to protein shakes, cream soups and soft foods.
  9. Here's the link to my testimony after my surgery. Please read it. If you have any more questions let me. I'm down 64lbs total since my revision. My weight loss is much better than when I first got my sleeve in 2010. I plan on giving a detailed update next week around my 5month post op.
  10. Yes, Mini Gastric Bypass it performed in Florida, North Carolina, Missouri and California.
  11. Hi Everyone I just wanted to give a quick update on my sleeve to mgb progress. I'm 13 weeks post-op. I'm down 50 lbs pre-op; 44 since my revision. Here's a few pics that I took recently. Even though I'm not at my goal yet, I feel so good in the skin I'm in. I feel like I got my life back 😊
  12. Thank you! I wish I would've taken my measurements because I'm loosing inches like crazy. I'm down 32lbs so far.
  13. Sounds like you might be carb sensitive. Too many carbs can mimic hunger as well. I hope the MGB works better for you. It's working for me. I wish you well on your upcoming surgery.
  14. Hi You shouldn't feel hunger pains at all with the sleeve or the MGB. My previous surgeon didn't properly reduce my fundus during my sleeve surgery and I still never truly felt hungry after my surgery or throughout the years. The only time I felt hungry was when I ate sugary foods which makes you crave more sugary foods. It's a never ending cycle if you don't contain it. You can eliminate that with the MGB. Many people who've had the MGB avoid sugar because they fear dumping. Hunger will be the least of your worries with the MGB.
  15. Hi Everyone I just wanted to give you all a quick update on my progress. I'm 31 days post-op from my VSG to MGB revision. I'm down 23 pounds since surgery & 29 pounds since pre-op diet(3 day plain yogurt &water). I think I'm making excellent progress considering I'm a revision patient. In speaking with dr. Ponce de leon before surgery, he decided that a 300cm bypass would work best for me considering my lifelong battle with Obesity and my previous WLS failure. I'm so glad that he did a longer bypass! After years of struggle, I feel like I'm finally going to reach my goal weight. I also started back working out last week. I would like to do it first thing in the morning, but my daily bowel movements start at 6am. I make multiple trips to the restroom. It's usually over by 730am. I'm usually safe to go the gym around 9am. BM's don't hurt(no cramping), but they do stink bad and they have the potential to travel to other rooms and linger in the air is you don't contain it with some Poo pourri. Thanks to another poster, I was able to make my own poo pourri. It works just as great! Other than that, I'm doing fine. I get lethargic from time to time, but that's normal for me. The only thing I miss is being able to gulp down Water. I truly love water. I will try to keep you all updated on my progress from time to time. I've been a part of different WLS forums for years and I hate it when people disappear after their surgery. I hope my story helps someone in their 1st surgery or Revision surgery journey.
  16. NuHorizons

    31 days Post-op from Sleeve to MGB

    Hi Yes, I'm getting in my daily intake of fluids(water, coconut water, broths etc.) My bm could last for a few hours off and on. It's not unbearable and it doesn't keep you tied to the toilet, but I wouldn't stray too far away from it either. I work in the afternoon, so it works for me because I don't have a bm while I'm at work. Your schedule could be the opposite of mine since you work days and plus everybody is different. Congratulations on your upcoming surgery! I wish you all the best as well!
  17. Hi, I just wanted to let your all know that it's possible to get reimbursed a portion of your surgery cost through you Flex Spending Account(FSA). I submitted all of my paperwork to FSAFEDS( My FSA Administrator). I was reimbursed $2,230 of my surgery cost within 2 days of submitting the forms I only elected to set aside $2,300 this year. I used $70 of it earlier this year, so they gave me what was left in my Flex Spending Account. I plan on setting aside at least $1,00 of it for any future medical/dental expenses. I took all of my forms with me to Mexico, so Dr. Ponce could sign them. He signed a letter of Medial Necessity for me and another form. I got the forms from my FSA provider. I hope this helps someone.
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    Here's my thing....

    Dr. jaime Ponce de leon. I went through WLS4betterlife.com(Trish) She was my coordinator when I had my sleeve surgery with Dr. Ramos Kelly in 2010. Now, she works for Dr Ponce. She's amazing!
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    Just revised from Sleeve to MGB

    Hi Congrats on your upcoming surgery! I'm glad that found my post helpful. Please feel free to ask me any questions. Take care
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    Just revised from Sleeve to MGB

    Wow! I didn't know that. Thanks for sharing!
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    Just revised from Sleeve to MGB

    If you are thinking about this surgery please grab a few bottles of Poo-Pouri. Your family and your Co-workers will thank you. ?? I have two bottles. I keep the smaller one in my purse at all times. I plan on getting some more.