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I went in hoping for the sleeve but doc says with my stomach ulcer it would be best to have the bypass instead. Anyone else told this and if so are you happy with the results?

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Following as I had the sleeve and am converting to bypass due to damage from reflux. I am nervous to go through this twice!!

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I was banded back in 2011, I wanted to revise to the sleeve, but was advised against it, I was revised to bypass on March 21st and I couldn't be happier!

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A bypass will most likely completely eliminate your ulcers. A sleeve would not. Your doc is right. I had gastric bypass 6 weeks ago and am elated with my decision.

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Thank you everyone. I have 1 more month of appointments left before we schedule my surgery. Looking like it will be in August. Trying to follow the dieticians recommendations. Excited to start this new chapter in my life.

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My surgeon explained both options to me and I chose the bypass. Even though it has greater malabsorption challenges, I prefer it because I don't like the idea of a piece of my body being permanently removed. The bypass is a rejiggering with nothing "harvested" from you.

Your ulcer is definitely a good reason to have the bypass. A sleeve can actually give a patient reflux who has no history of it. (Like me). The bypass eliminates the whole reflux issue and will be kinder on your ulcer. By kinder, I mean your ulcer may be gone for good.

Have no reservations. You are doing something wonderful for yourself. Push forward with that mindset.

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My doc explained that its because of the reflux he recommends the bypass. I'm just excited about finally getting this weight off. I'm ready to face all the challenges ahead of my.

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Many sleevers on here that have revised to bypass due to ulcers or GERD.

Best wishes for you on moving forward with your surgery. We are here to support you!

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