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I had the sleeve done in Mexico in 2011 and found out it was stretched. I've had regained some weight and have acid reflux. Even though a surgeon here in the U.S. said it was necessary my insurance denied the revision because of my bmi and because I never did the 6 month supervised diet. So I'm headed back to Mexico for a revision to mini bypass. I'm nervous but excited also.

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Congratulations on a second huge healthy choice. I hope the surgery goes well, your reflux goes away and you get your goal weight. When is your surgery?

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March 31. I hate that I need a second surgery but it has helped to get back on here and see that I'm not the only one.

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I totally understand, I have had 3 ! I hate the way that it sounds and I know there is sometimes judgement, but I had to do what was right for me. Looks like you have chosen a great surgeon, I'm sure all will be great! Best of luck and keep us posted !

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I totally understand, I have had 3 ! I hate the way that it sounds and I know there is sometimes judgement, but I had to do what was right for me. Looks like you have chosen a great surgeon, I'm sure all will be great! Best of luck and keep us posted !

3 surgeries! Do you mind sharing your story with us?

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Just an update: I had my mini bypass but my surgeon had an emergency that day, his appendix ruptured and had to have surgery himself. Dr. Zivalza stepped in and did my surgery. The first couple of weeks I was sore and really tired but I was able to go back to work after just two weeks. I lost 17 pounds right away (one week preop and two weeks post op) and then hit a stall after week two. Week 3 and 4 post op I've only lost about 2 pounds. But I'm losing inches and feeling better every day.

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I totally understand, I have had 3 ! I hate the way that it sounds and I know there is sometimes judgement, but I had to do what was right for me. Looks like you have chosen a great surgeon, I'm sure all will be great! Best of luck and keep us posted !

3 surgeries! Do you mind sharing your story with us?

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Sure thing.. Banded in 2007, lost 100lbs kept it off for the most part. Got sick of living feeling stuck and never eating and worried about long term damage so I revised to sleeve and immediately gained 30 lbs! The sleeve was much "looser" than my band and I found myself able to eat anything after years of restriction. Revised to mgb last April and I'm happy to be back on track. About 8 lbs from goal.

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The mini bypass is a simpler safer surgery than the full bypass with the same or better results long term. Instead of a pouch the mini uses a sleeve and only one anastomosis instead of two. So you get the restriction and less absorption

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