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Has anyone had a endoscopic gastric sleeve and the. Ended up getting the transitional gastric sleeve sorry if I’m wording this strangely. I got EGS done about 8 months ago lost 40 and gained back 15 I feel no restriction and I feel like it was a waste of money, might work for some but not for me! I’m not sure if I even qualify for Gastric sleeve as my bmi is under 40 but if anyone has gone through this advice is greatly appreciated!

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I can' t answer your question I'm sorry. I almost went for a endoscopic gastric sleeve. I was going to enter a clinical trial to help test its efficacy. I ended up turning the University down when my Insurance approved my appeal for the sleeve. Its truly seems like an Interesting procedure.

I will says if your BMI is 35 or greater an you have a co-morbidity, Insurance may pay for it.

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I have posted in another thread in the ESG subforum a link to an article for regarding successful ESG revision to sleeve, but there seems to be some talk about surgeons not wanting to do sleeves due to the suture anchors and they seem to prefer doing bypass revisions for ESG.

On an ESG Facebook group I belong to, there is a surgeon who posts occasionally and it was something he mentioned when someone asked the question. I will see if I can find it.

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My VSG surgeon had said he is seeing other doctors ESGs fail after six months and he is revising them.

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I am seeing a surgeon in March about the possibility of revision. Need to have gastroscope before the consult to see what options would be available. He is very experienced in bariatric surgery but I would be his first esg revision.

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Hope it all goes well for you Mel. Is your preference for a revision to sleeve?

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I had the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty about a year ago and have started regaining weight again and feel very little restriction. Not sure what to do now. Please continue to post updates on this.

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46 minutes ago, smith.99 said:

I had the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty about a year ago and have started regaining weight again and feel very little restriction. Not sure what to do now. Please continue to post updates on this.

Hello I’m sorry to hear this, I will be honest i have zero restriction and haven’t in quite some time, in my opinion Esg only helped for about 6 months or so. I so far have had success with the keto diet and that is how I’ve been losing weight. I wish you luck and God bless

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I have now started saxenda to try help with the hunger and appetite in conjunction with a dr supervised 800 calorie a day diet for now. I will post an update when I have something to report. Still have appt with surgeon booked in March to discuss what surgical options are available post esg. Mel 😊

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