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I am scheduling to get sleeved on 9/2. I'll be flying into San Diego that day, and out on the 6th. Anyone looking at scheduling out that far? I feel like I've talked to so many places and done so much research that I'm practically an expert ;)

Here's my question - I have a low BMI for this sort of procedure, and I'm concerned that with the pre-op diet, I could lose enough weight temporarily that on surgery day I wouldn't qualify. Has anyone been in a similar position? I don't want to gain just to lose, but I'm thinking it's a real possibility. Thoughts?

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Good question, I wanna know too.[emoji848]


“There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.” —Michael Phelps

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I'm also on the low side of BMI. My BMI is 32 which I am required to be on a liquid diet for 5 days before my surgery. I am scheduled with dr illan this august 18 traveling by my self wish I can find a surgery buddy .

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Good luck, Dixie! Keep me posted, I'd love to be in touch during your process.

I did talk to Bill and he said that the pre-op diets take your current BMI into consideration, and that there should be no issue.

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My BMI is 39, but I do have a lot of muscle as well. I don't look like most other people that are over 300 pounds. People often think that I am in the 240-250 range. I have surgery scheduled with Dr. Illan on 8/7. I have never heard of this being an issue, but I am nervous about it as well. I think that if you were approved at a certain weight, the surgery should be performed even if you do lose weight. After all, that is the purpose of a pre-op diet. They want you to be as healthy as you can be, so there is a better surgical outcome with hopefully less complications. Good luck on your journeys.

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Just now, Jevon said:

My BMI is 39, but I do have a lot of muscle as well. I don't look like most other people that are over 300 pounds. People often think that I am in the 240-250 range. I have surgery scheduled with Dr. Illan on 8/7. I have never heard of this being an issue, but I am nervous about it as well. I think that if you were approved at a certain weight, the surgery should be performed even if you do lose weight. After all, that is the purpose of a pre-op diet. They want you to be as healthy as you can be, so there is a better surgical outcome with hopefully less complications. Good luck on your journeys.

I couldn't agree more. And build has a lot to do with it. Good luck to you too! I'll be looking for your updates.

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Hi everyone, I just had surgery with dr illan on Saturday and let me tell you, he is the most wonderful, sweet, caring, amazing dr i have ever met! The ENTIRE team at OASIS treated me and my mom like royalty! I had the most wonderful experience there and met so many ppl that I will remain friends with now. I was actually sad to leave! You guys picked the best dr, I didnt even know i had the surgery when I woke up until i felt my bandages lol. I thank god I chose this dr and you guys are in great hands! he is a rockstar!

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My BMI is 39, but I do have a lot of muscle as well. I don't look like most other people that are over 300 pounds. People often think that I am in the 240-250 range. I have surgery scheduled with Dr. Illan on 8/7. I have never heard of this being an issue, but I am nervous about it as well. I think that if you were approved at a certain weight, the surgery should be performed even if you do lose weight. After all, that is the purpose of a pre-op diet. They want you to be as healthy as you can be, so there is a better surgical outcome with hopefully less complications. Good luck on your journeys.

I'll also be having surgery with Dr. Ilan on the 7th!


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That's great! Can we be surgery buddies? Are you flying in on Monday or before?

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Hey! I'd definitely be cool with having a surgery buddy. I'm flying in the day before, what about you?

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That is great dayoneyearone! There are 3 of us now having surgery on the 7th with Dr. Illan. You, Togunrinde and me. We should all get a group message going to support each other!

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26 minutes ago, 43skinnydreamer said:

Hi I am New here but I have an appointment formSeptember 1 going alone would love a surgery buddy.

With dr illan? I should see you there! Why alone???

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It's to much responsibility for me to watch someone worry about me... or if they are bored or depressed or regretted going...I have no family so this would be a great imposition to ask a friend

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