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Thoughts and your experiences would be helpful. Thanks.

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I really don't know anything about the MGB. One of the things I liked about the RNY was it's been around for a long time and there's a lot of data and research behind it. I didn't want to get a surgery that turned out to be the next lapband. That's not to say the MGB *is* - it may be a perfectly fine surgery - but I don't know anyone who's had it and I don't know how long it's been around.

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MGB is experimental and not done that often in the US (or at all).

If you are going to get that, you might as well get the DS.

You have to think long term. You want a surgery that is widely performed, so long term you have a wide variety of doctors to choose from for follow up care.

Your doctor could retire one day or be hit by a car the day after your surgery.

Pick something that long term the follow up care won't be an issue. This is something you live with for the rest of your life.

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I had MGB and am very pleased and satisfied with my results. I have lost 100 pounds in 8 months. I was told the. MGB is popular in Europe and the Middle East. Needless to say I live in Israel.

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I have lost 130 pounds in 17 months. I had the mini gastric bypass surgery.

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I had MGB in Canada in Sept/17. I was told that it was a less invasive surgery than RNY (one anastomosis vs 2) with fewer surgical complications, but similar outcomes to RNY. I had mine as a revision surgery 9 months after having my Lap-band removed. I lost steady in the first 3-4 months, but then slowed due to issues with hypoglycemia related to late dumping syndrome (blood sugar was spiking immediately after eating any carbs then dropping rapidly. Too much insulin production = poor weight loss.) Now that I'm getting this under control with medication, I'm losing again (only 14 pounds from goal). However, taking into account these complications, if I had to do it all over again, I think I would have gotten the sleeve.

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