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MiniMizer Ring with Sleeve



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Has anyone else had the MiniMizer ring put around their sleeve at the time of surgery? I had it done as I'm scared of my new stomach stretching over time - I don't want this surgery to be a waste of time. Can anyone else share their experiences?

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I have never heard of it before...But came across these questions that you need to ask before you agree to it:

how many have they fitted and to what success rate? how long has this been used? and has it been used on virgin sleevers? or stretched sleeves? on what basis does he know it doesn't cause scarring...what about weakening of the oesophageal sphincter? does it cause that? what if it is too tight? what then? what about slips and erosion? how would it affect post op recovery? because your sleeved tummy is literally the size of an egg cup due to swelling, wouldn't this make it worse and more difficult to drink and eat particularly post op? Given that stress and anxiety can cause a lap band to become tighter, what effect does this device have on a smaller sleeved stomach?

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Never heard of one, I'm gonna google it ????

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So, I googled it and it looks a bit like a rubber zip tie that is placed around the stomach or pouch in the case of bypass. Apparently it is adjustable with notches for different sizes.

I had not heard of it before. hmmm.... :)

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Has anyone else had the MiniMizer ring put around their sleeve at the time of surgery? I had it done as I'm scared of my new stomach stretching over time - I don't want this surgery to be a waste of time. Can anyone else share their experiences?

Hello Gwynni

You have done the correct thing having the Minimizer Band put on at time of sleeve surgery. I am from Sydney, Australia and it is automatically done now. It never use to be, I think they have introduced over the last 12 months.. I was sleeved back in January 2010 so I am 4 years out and I am going in on the 27th May to have it put on due to stretching of stomach pouch. I am counting the days. :)

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I'm also wondering about this ring! Can anyone share how they are going with them in terms if reflux and comfort while eating? Thanks!

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Has anyone else had the MiniMizer ring put around their sleeve at the time of surgery? I had it done as I'm scared of my new stomach stretching over time - I don't want this surgery to be a waste of time. Can anyone else share their experiences?

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I would be concerned that these would cause the same kind of issues long term that a lapband does. Wondering what the research and stats say

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I would think it sounds like a world-wide bunch of complications, avoid the grief this might cause!

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