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Why don't more people get the MGB? I love mine!



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On 1/22/2020 at 2:03 PM, ANew-Life said:

5 weeks out here on MGB. I can easily do 1.2k to 1.3k calories and dont look weird when i eat outside. I also can do over 100oz liquids (i wait 45 minutes after food) . Still managed to lose 30 pounds (231 - > 201).

No dumping so far, been taking sweet drinks (less sugar types) , watermelon juice and even occasional slice of cakes. Funny enough, though I can take any tough meat that you can throw at me, I dont do too well with rice and noodles though.

I tried strawberries and chicken but got foamies. Deffo not ready.

I'm 4wks out today.

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On 4/13/2020 at 9:49 AM, Sabs211 said:

My surgeon said she recommends MGB over all others coz its quicker operating time, same recovery and better long term results.

Had mine done March 16th. Love it. The whole process has been amazing.

Not had dumping yet but had foamies and vomiting twice coz i tried moving up to solids too quickly. Lesson learned!

I had mine in March as well. I dumped once (I was not paying attention as I ate 🙄) and learned that lesson!
I ended up getting my surgery done in TJ, as my insurance wouldn’t even look twice at weight loss surgery.

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Hi fellow mini'ers!

My surgery was a whopping 13 days ago, but I'm so glad I had it. My surgeon made a 220cm bypass, and I know I'll have to watch my Vitamins and blood work, but other than that, I really saw no downsides.

I literally saw an article outlining the advantages over RNY (better weight loss, fewer complications, probably better odds of long-term weight maintenance), with the main disadvantage being that US insurance companies won't cover MGB/OAGB. Since I'm self-paying in Europe, I was like 'uh, okay, so no actual disadvantages?'.

I haven't felt much restriction yet here in the puréed phase, but I kinda hope I feel it as the phases progress. Otherwise I'm just so happy with this (so far!) and I'm hoping we'll become a lot more on this subforum as time goes on!

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On 9/3/2018 at 8:53 PM, UnderTheCaliSun said:

I agree N0VA, if you get where you want to be, it doesn't matter. I just find it interesting that so many doctors don't recommend it or perform it. It just seems like such a viable option. Lots of sleeves get converted so I don't understand why they don't just recommend it in the first place. Personally, I don't know many people that have had it. I have met a lot of full bypass patients and sleeve patients. I rarely meet an MGB person.

Hi everyone hope you all are doing well. I myself, had an old school gastric bypass surgery in 1980. I have a consultation Jan 4th 2021. I'm really leaning towards a MGB. I just don't know how they can do it with my scar tissue? I'm nervous and scared that I worked myself up to this and a possible let down. Anyone know anything about this type of situation? If you know of any questions to ask the doctor please advise me. Thank you all for any help!!!

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11 hours ago, cyndeelouwho said:

Hi everyone hope you all are doing well. I myself, had an old school gastric bypass surgery in 1980. I have a consultation Jan 4th 2021. I'm really leaning towards a MGB. I just don't know how they can do it with my scar tissue? I'm nervous and scared that I worked myself up to this and a possible let down. Anyone know anything about this type of situation? If you know of any questions to ask the doctor please advise me. Thank you all for any help!!!

I don't know anything about revision, unfortunately (or, you know, unfortunately in this situation ;))

However, I would definitely talk to them about the length of your bypass. Do they do a standard length for all, do they tailor it based on BMI, do they measure the entire small intestine and calculate from that?

150-180 cm seems to be normal (5-6 feet), 200 for some surgeons. At 250 is when you start having malnutrion problems, says the studies. That said, people have had longer bypasses and they've been fine.

There's a correlation between length and excess weight loss, but it all depends on your BMI now. Why run into malnutrition problems if you're fine at 150 cm in terms of weight loss. Talk to your surgeon. (Mine is 220, but it's so early still, who knows which problems I'll run into.)

In any case: I really like the studies on MGB. I feel it's the best of a lot of worlds, and I'm a day shy of 4 weeks out and honestly, I'm doing great already.

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8 hours ago, Debs6688 said:

Anyone have tip of the tongue numbness

Nope, not me :)

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What exactly is dumping like? Can anyone describe it to me? I had a mini and have lost way too much weight. Probably only needed the sleeve. Now I'm weak look like I'm dying of something! Nothing tastes like much so I'm having to force myself to eat.

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5 hours ago, Debs6688 said:

What exactly is dumping like? Can anyone describe it to me? I had a mini and have lost way too much weight. Probably only needed the sleeve. Now I'm weak look like I'm dying of something! Nothing tastes like much so I'm having to force myself to eat.

I've only had one little dumping episode, but I felt nauseous, had cold sweats, heart racing, felt pretty bad. This from 1/5 of a blended banana haha.

Can you share your stats? Highest weight, surgery weight, current weight? Do you know how long your BP limb (the bypassed portion) is?

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