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Question For Pre-Op/post: Ever Thought About Chosing A Different Surgery Like The Ds/bypass?



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No, even though I was supermorbidly obese and a more radical surgery probably would have resulted in quicker weight loss. Because of my age (62 at time of surgery) and increased risk of complications, I decided to go with the sleeve because it has the lowest risk of complications.

No, I won't do the DS. This is it for me. I have to make it work, even though it will probably take another year to get where I want to be.

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No, I would never have considered a bypass/RNY. Even though the death rates have gotten better, they are still bad. It also is a pretty horrible surgery frankly. I would rather be fat forever than do that to myself. At least I am healthy. I cannot say the same for so many who have gone through that. Malabsorption just really squicks me out to the core.

I started wanting a band but the surgeon's office was pushing the sleeve and started looking into it. I am going through the motions and some days I am ready to go and others I am so not convinced. For me, I have to get control of the rollercoaster.

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Yes, as I never really considered the vsg since it wasn't offered by the surgeons in my area. But now that I'm self pay, I spoke with my new surgeon and he suggested this surgery over the gastric bypass I was considering. To be honest I'm scared I won't lose the weight I need to (125) with the sleeve, hence the reason I joined this forum. I think this surgery is best since who knows what we will face as we get older. If we get arthritis, we can take Motrin, but with bypass, not so much

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Yes, as I never really considered the vsg since it wasn't offered by the surgeons in my area. But now that I'm self pay, I spoke with my new surgeon and he suggested this surgery over the gastric bypass I was considering. To be honest I'm scared I won't lose the weight I need to (125) with the sleeve, hence the reason I joined this forum. I think this surgery is best since who knows what we will face as we get older. If we get arthritis, we can take Motrin, but with bypass, not so much.

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