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Jon1rene

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  1. I just wanted to relay my sons story. He is a 15 year old sophomore in high school. He weighed 280 pounds and his 6‘1“ in height. We had tried every manner of diet/weight loss regiment to no avail. I knew his weight was a major issue for him psychologically and that he wanted to change. I researched all options from medication to surgery. After much research, we decided on the gastric balloon. No surgery. No recovery. Can be reversed easily. He had the balloon placed on August 20th. As of today, he’s lost 18 pounds. He’s been doing very well with the whole situation. He had about three days of post procedure issues with nausea and vomiting. These were easily controlled with medication. He hasn’t taken any medication since a couple of days after the procedure. I’ve been trying to keep him on 1000 cal a day diet. That has been going well. I am slowly introducing an exercise regiment for him… A rowing machine. I’m going to start pushing that more intensely to a 5 day a week 30 minute protocol. I would like to avoid having the balloon increased in size, which can be done. I have been looking into introducing semaglutide as a possible supplement if the weight loss stalls. But, balloon plus exercise will have to fail for me to consider adding a medication. Anyway, I just wanted to put the story out there for those who may be in a similar situation. ByAnyway, I just wanted to put the story out there for those who may be in a similar situation. By the way, I had the procedure done in Tijuana. His goal is to get to 225 pounds.
  2. That’s such good information. I think he will definitely need a psychological evaluation as I don’t know exactly what motivates him to eat so much when he does eat. Endorphins? It’s hard for me to know but thank you again!
  3. Jon1rene

    15 year old

    Thank you so much for your help. Greatly appreciate it!
  4. Yes. I’m considering all options at this point. thank you
  5. Jon1rene

    Anyone going to UCSD for surgery?

    What’s Sharp?
  6. Jon1rene

    Adding semaglutide

    I feel like I’m getting too skinny now that I’ve been on Ozempic
  7. Anybody have any recommendations for someone who will do the endoscopic sleeve Gastroplasty on a 15-year-old? BMI 40+
  8. Hello everybody. I had a mini gastric bypass probably 20 years ago. I think I lost 50 pounds to 60 pounds over the course of a year. However, I started to regain weight and my diabetes returned for no real reason. However, I’ve been on Ozempic for my diabetes and I have lost significant weight. Probably 50 pounds I weigh 190. originally 270. 230 when I started Ozempic Does anybody else have similar Results if they are on a semaglutide and bypass surgery?
  9. Thank you so much for your input. I did read the article and it gave me some decent insight. We have a consultation today on zoom and I will have a lot of questions.
  10. I’m wondering if anybody on here has any knowledge of Dr. Bustamante out of El Paso who also does Gastroplasty in Tijuana once a month. I’m here in San Diego. I have a Consultation with him tomorrow but I was wondering if anybody had any knowledge of him.
  11. Thank you for your response. This is how I approached him. I asked him if there was one thing I could change about him with a magic wand and it would change instantly what would it be? He could’ve answered with any response. His answer was… “I would like to change how I am physically and I want to change the bad habits that got me this way” I was able to get him to see his problem without pointing it out to him It was then that I brought up all the options that were available to him to help him lose weight from diet and exercise to medication to surgery. It’s just me and him together. I am willing to do the work that he’s going to need to help him be a success with his surgery. I had mini gastric bypass 20 years ago. I know what patient go through and I warned him that the psychological part is going to be the hardest part for him. Anyway, thank you for your reply
  12. I’m looking for any advice from people who have had a teenager go through this procedure. He needs to have some thing done and I feel like this is the least invasive with likelihood of success. He’s 15 years old. He’s 6’1” tall but he’s at least 300 pounds. He needs this for his emotional and physical well-being. WhatI’m looking for any advice from people who have had a teenager go through this procedure. He needs to have some thing done and I feel like this is the least invasive with likelihood of success. He’s 15 years old. He’s 6‘1“ tall but he’s at least 300 pounds. He needs this for his emotional and physical well-being. What were your results. What teen-specific issue did you have. would you do it again?

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