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34f, but it really isn't about just the size of the bougie. It is how close the surgeon cuts to the bougie and how close he or she staples. Also, there is another factor. Does the surgeon oversew? Multiple factors contribute to the size of the new sleeved stomach. Depending on the surgeon a 40f can end up a tight 32f and a 34f could be a loose 40f.

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I was told my dr Garcia uses between a 32-36

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Dr Kelly uses a 36.

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My doctor used a 38F. He says he has learned this size is best to avoid strictures but still keep the new tummy small as possible.

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I think mine was a 32...

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I have a 38 French bougie. I am three weeks out from surgery. I see a lot of people on this forum having trouble getting in fluids or food, and it makes me wonder if that is due to a smaller bougie size. I have no trouble drinking fluids normally or eating any type of food. I had five pieces of shrimp on a spinach salad last night for dinner. I was so happy because, with my former lap band, the shrimp would have come up immediately.

On the other hand, I have eaten to the point where I am very full, and I realize that I shouldn't do that and should just eat until I'm satiated. I think that I must pre-measure my food for sure because otherwise I could eat too much.

I have been searching the forum to see if a larger bougie means a slower weight loss or not. Any thoughts on this from those with a bigger bougie?

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I'm 4weeks post op -20 lb. boughie 34

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Mine is 38, I am happy with my weight loss results - I have had steady losses month after month and I am really thinking I can lose 90# by the time I hit the 6 month mark which would be great. I was a band to sleeve revision too. I can eat more then a tablespoon of food for sure, but my portions are very nicely controlled. I feel quite happy with where i am at, but i think someone already mentioned that the bougie measure is just a guide, there is more to it then that in determining your stomach capacity.

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I'm 4weeks post op -20 lb. boughie 34

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I'm 3 days post op, my Doctor uses a 32f bougie. I had trouble with ice chips and propel, but I think it was due to swelling. Today I was able to drink the propel and have my broth and Jello, with no vomiting!!

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