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i was set for the band on 6/13 but the assistant told me to have the sleeve done. said i wouldnt have to have the 2nd part of the surgery done.

on the band will i throw up or dump? what about the sleeve. i'm afraid the sleeve will stretch back out and i will then need the band anyway.

what food, alcohol restriction on each? ive heard no sweets or alcohol on both. then heard to bread, rice etc on band but couldhave on sleeve.

im very confused.

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Guest Constance@LBT

I'm confused too. I haven't heard of the "Sleeve" and I thought I had researched the heck out of this. But surely someone else here can be of help.

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Guest Alexandra@LBT

Mperez, you have a lot of research to do, it seems. These are two VERY different operations, and only you can make the decision for yourself. Don't let a doctor (or assistant!) talk you into something you're not 100% sure of.

This is a great place for information on what it's like to be banded, but you'll have to look elsewhere for real info on the gastric sleeve. It's not common in the U.S. and I personally have never heard from anyone who's had it done.

Good luck with your research and decision!

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