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Just curious, and did your surgeon discuss this with you?

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I didn’t know there were different lengths. Following the post !


HW 242, SW 236- (Bypass 12/20/17)
GW#1- 199 [emoji736] (2/11/18)
GW#2- 175
CW 190
5’6”

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I only know she said she "didn't make my bypass length very long." :( I guess cuz of my lower BMI/weight?

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I only know she said she "didn't make my bypass length very long." [emoji20] I guess cuz of my lower BMI/weight?


That’s interesting. She didn’t mention any specifics? I remember reading a post somewhere on here and the lady mentioned that she has a 3M bypass as she struggled with weight her whole life. Her surgeon must discussed that with her as from my understanding the standard is 2m. No right or wrong in any of it, I’m just curious


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I just had surgery this past Friday. My surgeon bypassed 2m he said anything more than this can cause

severe malnutrition later on.

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On 3/10/2018 at 3:46 AM, Angel2018 said:

Just curious, and did your surgeon discuss this with you?

I believe there are many factors for length sizing, height, ethnicity and if it’s a revision vs 1st time bariatric surgery. I’m scheduled for Apr 11 and discussed length size with my doctor.

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I am two years out and my surgeon bypassed 8'. I am 5'4 SW 224 CW 114.


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Thanks for the reply. I’m scheduled for Apr 11. Was your mgb 1st time or revision?

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My surgeon said the average he usually does is about 1/3 or about 100cm. For me he wanted to do about 1/2 or 150cm to give my weight loss a little more momentum. He discussed this with me at my pre-op appointment and i agreed. My surgery was on the 27th of March and he ended up bypassing about 160cm!

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5 days post op and mine was 180cms apparently!

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I believe there are many factors for length sizing, height, ethnicity and if it’s a revision vs 1st time bariatric surgery. I’m scheduled for Apr 11 and discussed length size with my doctor.


Interested to hear what the doctor had to say about various lengths - pros cons and what not. My doctor bypasses 200cm but I didn’t know this until after the surgery. It seems to be on the higher end of what’s normal.


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@hello2018 good luck[emoji304] on your April 11th surgery, we will all be anxious to hear how everything went. And be sure to ask the length,because,everyone seems to be interested here[emoji2]

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Thank you, I can’t sleep I’m so nervous. I’ll keep you posted.

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Hey don't be nervous or anxious,the days of preparing are now over. It will be okay. Today is reward day,where you start out on a brand new life journey. You're going to do great![emoji173][emoji173][emoji13]

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Flew home today and it was quite a journey, it took 3 1/2 hours to cross the border almost missed my plane I felt like OJ in the airport and I was literally exhausted with no energy. I feel dehydrated. My pain during the flight was miserable. I felt more pressure in the air.

Surgery was Wed, Apr 11 wt: 195, Pre liquid wt: 207. Friday checking out of the hospital wt: 210 Hoping that was all the liquids I was pumped with, 15lbs in 2 day. Too exhausted right now but will weigh myself in the morning.

I can honestly say I felt worst after the sleeve in 2011 then mgb in 2018. Mbg was more tolerable for me and less pain.

My overall length was 8ft for my revision. I’ve been drinking slow slow slow, my fear of dumping.

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