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Hi,

I am about to commit to having the MGB done with Dr Cobourn at the Smart Shape clinic. I am hoping to hear from people who have actually had the MGB done themselves. Do you have any positive or negative feedback? I am so excited to reclaim my life but there have been a few fear mongers on another MGB forums that are making me question the MGB because of its newness and making me feel like going the self pay route is unsafe. However, not one of the negative people on the forum have experienced the MGB first hand, so I would love to hear from someone who has already done it, especially someone with the same doctor.

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I had the MGB surgery 4 weeks ago and am very happy with it. I've had no complications and am losing weight quite well. This procedure is 20+ years old and is very popular in many countries around the world. I think many of the fear mongers are caught up in U.S. medical/insurance politics and their opinions are not based on scientific evidence.

I was self-pay but not with Dr. Cobourn, who I hear is a fine surgeon. Good luck!

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I had the MGB 7 weeks ago. Best thing I've ever done. Easy recovery (I was in hospital for 2 nights), no issues drinking or eating yet still feel the restriction needed to stop me overeating. I've also had steady weightloss with no stalls. This type of GB is safer than the RNY, is faster to recover from, has less post-op complications and provides similar weightloss. No regrets here, that's for sure.

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I had MGB over 5 months ago. I haven't had any complications whatsoever. I was self pay and went to Tijuana, Mexico, where Dr. Illan was my surgeon. I was in the hospital for three days, and then went to the hotel for two days, where a doctor came to visit me each day. I have steadily lost weight with no stalls, and it's one of the best decisions I have ever made. I am almost 70 lbs down and I couldn't be happier!!!


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Hi there, i had MGB 10 weeks ago and down 30 lbs, i would highly recommend it, i'm just sorry i didn't do it years ago! I feel great, there is a slight adjustment period to what you can and can't eat, i can pretty much eat anything now, just smaller portions and obviously limit sugar and fat to a minimum, white bread is the only thing that i absolutely avoid, it feels like it goes into a ball in my stomach, but to be honest i dont miss it. Trying to get enough fluids in for the first few weeks is the hardest but managable. i was back to work within a week of hte surgery (office work) i was tired for a couple of weeks and the discomfort/pain is minimal. IF you have any specific questions please let me know and i will answer as best i can for you :) Best of luck, its changing my life........

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I had it done 8 months ago. No complications, no problems and no regrets. I've lost 100lb in total since start of pre op diet, 77 lb of it since surgery day. I feel 20 years younger, I feel great!!

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Had a MGB on the 24th of May. No complications and a quick and speedy recovery - 20 pounds down.

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