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    I’m a RN who is trying to get healthy and live my best life.
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  1. Hi guys:

    I’m Julie , I’m new here and  getting close to surgery and I’m still undecided on sleeve vs bypass. My apprehension comes from things I’ve heard over the years, horror stories. I realize my fear may be based on things which may not be true and I know the procedure has went through many updates and improvements. I worry about dumping and malabsorption. My surgeon is recommending bypass and my provider in the program likes the sleeve. So I’m making myself crazy. Anyone having surgery at Bailey in Owasso, OK. I could use a buddy.

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      Hi Jules, When I was deciding between a sleeve vs bypass I decided on the sleeve because if it doesn't work completely, I could still do the gastric bypass later. But I wouldn't be able to do the opposite. Maybe that is something to consider along with your other situations. Obviously, I don't know your medical history so I wouldn't make assumptions or push you one way or the other. But I do know that for me, the sleeve was a much less daunting surgery than the bypass.

    2. Lynnlovesthebeach


      When I was making my decision, after doing my research, I ruled out the sleeve because I already had severe reflux. My doctor asked me about the duodenal switch but I had already decided on the gastric bypass. It was the best decision for me. I never had any pain afterwards. I have never had "dumping syndrome" because I don't eat the things that cause it-high sugar! I have had what I call the most perfect surgery possible. I lost 114% of my excess weight and have maintained it for about 2 yrs now because I follow the guidelines I was given. This is a lifestyle change, not any easy way out! I will be 3 yrs post op in Oct. One of the best decisions I ever made! Good luck with your decision.

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