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Hi, I'm new here. I'm pre op and still trying to decide on sleeve or bypass. The surgeon suggested bypass but I'm nervous about that and wanted to know if anyone is familiar with this center. Im 5 ft 10 263lbs with two co morbidities. Any suggestions?

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I am in a similar BMI and my surgeon only does the sleeve.

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I consulted with them. The doctor gave some good advice to me, going there to investigate the sleeve because of a co-worker's experience. The doctor told me after looking at my medical history to not base my decision on what someone else did. He said my history strongly pointed toward the bypass which he said was more durable.

I sought out a second opinion about the bypass and that doctor said that I really didn't have a choice due to my co-morbidity factors. I took both doctor's recommendation to have the bypass, but decided on having it done elsewhere due primarily to cost, (my insurance didn't cover the procedure, in spite of the plan's heavy emphasis on preventive care, so I was 100% self pay); but also some other incidental factors which I can convey in a private message.

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Please do tell. I have the funds set aside for my portion of the cost, however I'm getting cold feet. Not sure if i want to continue on this journey. I may just give it another shot at doing it on my own.

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I'm in Dallas and I did sleeve. I never considered bypass.

I consulted with true results but they seemed to be Band oriented.

I went to mybariatricsolutions and decided on sleeve.

I was self pay. I'm 9 months out and at goal.

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Hi. I used Barker Bariatric in Dallas for a sleeve. I was 242 when I first met with him. He also suggested the bypass because it's been around longer and has had more studies then the sleeve. I chose the Alene because of the malabsorption issues with having your intestines moved around. I love it. Haven't had any complications or issues. Will be one year may 7. Down 90lbs. Wish you all the best and I think it's totally up to you what procedure you decide on

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