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Ninabnina77

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About Ninabnina77

  • Rank
    Senior Member

About Me

  • Biography
    Had VSG surgery on June 12, 2019 at OCC by Dr. Ariel Ortiz in Mexico. My weight before surgery was 235 lbs. I am 5'5" tall. 
  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Photography,taking walks with my dog and cooking for family and friends.
  • City
    Los Angeles
  • State
    California
  • Zip Code
    91605

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  1. Ninabnina77

    Re-sleeve

    What was the name of the Dr who resleeved you and how much did it cost? Sent from my SM-G991U1 using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. Ninabnina77

    ESG Expected Weight Loss

    Wow, if that is the case than I am not too far off from the weight this calculator is saying i should be Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  3. Ninabnina77

    Gastric Sleeve to Gastric Bypass

    I am a gastric sleeve patient who is looking into getting the mini gastric bypass or the full gastric bypass as a revision surgery. I a have all the concerns that you just mentioned too. Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  4. Ninabnina77

    TORe Gastric Revision Procedure

    Wow, I guess its true that we learn something new every day. I have never heard of this procedure, would love to hear more about it. Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. Ninabnina77

    Coping with grief after WLS

    I am so sorry for your loss, may both your parents rest in peace. Sending you hugs from far.[emoji3590] Sent from my SM-G991U1 using BariatricPal mobile app
  6. Did you get the gastric bypass? Sent from my SM-G991U1 using BariatricPal mobile app
  7. Ninabnina77

    Exercise after revision

    I am the opposite of you, I am also looking to get a revision, except I am worried about losing weight too fast. I want to slow but steady weight loss journey so my skin will not hang too much. So maybe slow weight loss is not such a bad thing after all. But I am sure you can speed it up by doing all the things you mentioned religiously.[emoji3590][emoji120] Sent from my SM-G991U1 using BariatricPal mobile app
  8. Ninabnina77

    Renew bariatrics in Mexico

    I am still looking into places in Tijuana, I have mixed feelings about renew because the people who answer the phones are not really competent and are nor the best at coordinating. Right now I am looking into Dr. Illian, I am considering either the mini bypass or the full bypass. I am a VSG revision patient. Are you a first time patient, looking into the VSG? Sent from my SM-G991U1 using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. Ninabnina77

    Gastric Bypass in Tijuana?

    Thanks, for all the info. After talking to you today, I did tons of research on th mini gastric bypass, one of my worries is bile reflux. Did your surgeon discuss this with you? The mgb has a high rate of getting bile reflux when compared to all other weight loss procedures. Sent from my SM-G991U1 using BariatricPal mobile app
  10. Ninabnina77

    Gastric Bypass in Tijuana?

    Thank you so much for all this great information. That's great that you're an RN.[emoji171] Is your stomach pouch the size of a gastric sleeve? Was this your first surgery or a revision? Do you know why your Dr. chose the mini bypass for you last minute? Sent from my SM-G991U1 using BariatricPal mobile app
  11. If you don't mind me asking, why did you have the revision from MGB to full GB? Did you have complications? Also how has your recovery been going? Any side effects or complications? Are you happy with Dr. Illians work? I hope your doing fantastic and already seeing fantastic results. [emoji847] Sent from my SM-G991U1 using BariatricPal mobile app
  12. Ninabnina77

    Gastric Bypass in Tijuana?

    Thank you so much for the reply and sharing. Congratulations on your revision. How is your recovery going? How did you decide that the SASI is the best procedure for you? I am confused and don't know what procedure would be best for me. I have been going back and forth between the mini gastric bypass and the full gastric bypass. I reached out to Renew a few days ago , yes it seems like the intake prople do not know much about the procedures. Did you get to speak to your Dr. via a video call for a consultation? Does the staff at Renew speak English? Was ths hospital clean? Are you satisfied with the care they gave you at the hospital and the surgery the Surgeon performed on you? Thank you again for your input, I terrified going back to Mexico to new facility and new surgeon. I need to do all my do diligence before I make the final decision and book my surgery. People on this app can be a lot more helpful and honest than people on Facebook. Sent from my SM-G991U1 using BariatricPal mobile app
  13. Ninabnina77

    Renew bariatrics in Mexico

    I am looking into renew too. Sent from my SM-G991U1 using BariatricPal mobile app
  14. Ninabnina77

    Gastric Bypass in Tijuana?

    I think the most important thing we need to do is dig in deep and see what is the root cause of why we are overweight. Each one of us who is overweight has a different reason or cause. I am a binge eater and I have dealt with yoyo dieting and weight issues my entire life. I am also a breast cancer survivor. Originally I was looking to get a surgery that would be minimally invasive and best for my body and health over all. I did not want to do the bypass because of the malabsorbtive aspect of it, I thought it would not be good for my body being through cancer already. Now, almost 3 years post op, I realise that I should have chosen the bypass. I have had no peace of mind. My starting weight was 235 lbs, surgery weight was 227 lbs, lowest weight was 167 lbs. I am 5'5" tall and I was never able to get to goal weight. Last summer I regained some weight and went back up to 182 lbs, Jan 2022 my Dr. in Los Angeles put me on contrave and topomax, I weigh 174 lbs now. I got weight loss surgery so I dont have to be on medication, I am so sad that I am dependent on medication right now. I am struggling, and constantly worried about climbing back up to 200's. I got the VSG to have peace of mind and be healthy but unfortunately that does not seem to be the case for me. My oncologist told me that obesity increases your risk of breast cancer recurrence and death by 35%-40%. I had to sit there an reevaluate my situation, and decide to to do the bypass so I can have peace of mind about my weight and not worry about getting cancer back and dying. I have heard and seen so many stories of people who are binge eaters do so much better with the bypass as it forces them to eat better and make better choices. So now I realize this was the better option for me and I should have done it from the beginning. So at this point I want to do the bypass so I do damage control, I dont want to get back to 235 lbs or above to make this decision. I hope this helps. I am looking to go back to Tijuana because I can't afford to do this surgery in the USA. I would go back to OCC as my Dr. there, Dr. Ariel Ortiz and his center OCC were fantastic but they are on the high end when it comes to price and I can't afford to go back there. Sent from my SM-G991U1 using BariatricPal mobile app
  15. Anyone get the gastric bypass surgery or vsg to gastric bypass revision surgery in Tijuana Mexico. Can you share you good and bad experiences with me. I am looking for a great Dr. to do my surgery, any recommendations would be appreciated. Sent from my SM-G991U1 using BariatricPal mobile app

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