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I just saw my gastric surgeon today and he definitely suggests taking out my Lap Band but revising it to gastric sleeve. I am quite confused, which one should I do, sleeve or mini gastric bypass?

Thanks everybody for answering, in advance

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21 hours ago, Lelina said:

I just saw my gastric surgeon today and he definitely suggests taking out my Lap Band but revising it to gastric sleeve. I am quite confused, which one should I do, sleeve or mini gastric bypass?

Thanks everybody for answering, in advance

I was in the same boat. I had my band removed and did the sleeve. I'm only 2 1/2 months out and very happy with the results. I had a lot of acid reflux when I had the band (because it slipped) so my surgeon had me do extra tests to make sure that the sleeve was a good option for me vs gastric bypass. We decided it was and I have to say I'm very happy with it so far. I'm on daily acid reflux medication as a precaution but I haven't experienced any reflux since surgery. Good luck.

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22 hours ago, Lelina said:

confused, which one should I do, sleeve or mini gastric bypass?

@Lelina

what was the reason doc suggested sleeve over mini gastric bypass?

it's always good to listen to your surgeon - butttt find answers to your questions before

you make a major decision between surgeries.

read up on the two (2) surgeries, talk to doc again, then you'll be more informed as to

which WLS is better for you. At the end of the day, its your body and choice!☺️

knowledge is power!!

good luck

kathy

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On 4/25/2019 at 1:03 PM, NYC_PAULA said:

I was in the same boat. I had my band removed and did the sleeve. I'm only 2 1/2 months out and very happy with the results. I had a lot of acid reflux when I had the band (because it slipped) so my surgeon had me do extra tests to make sure that the sleeve was a good option for me vs gastric bypass. We decided it was and I have to say I'm very happy with it so far. I'm on daily acid reflux medication as a precaution but I haven't experienced any reflux since surgery. Good luck.

Thanks for the information, NYCPAULA! How is weight loss with the sleeve?

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On 4/25/2019 at 2:09 PM, ProudGrammy said:

@Lelina

what was the reason doc suggested sleeve over mini gastric bypass?

it's always good to listen to your surgeon - butttt find answers to your questions before

you make a major decision between surgeries.

read up on the two (2) surgeries, talk to doc again, then you'll be more informed as to

which WLS is better for you. At the end of the day, its your body and choice!☺️

knowledge is power!!

good luck

kathy

one of the reasons is that at a hospital where he works, they don't do bypass since they don't have the thoracic surgeon. One has to be around since bypass is a very risky surgery. That's why I would like to hear what people who experienced it think.

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9 minutes ago, Lelina said:

Thanks for the information, NYCPAULA! How is weight loss with the sleeve?

Pretty well so far. I've lost over 40 pounds in about 10 weeks.

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I didn't find it scary, I was more scared of throwing 3/4 of my stomach away. Oh I know it hadn't been doing right by me but I had donated enough things in my body to science, they weren't going to throw my stomach in Surgical Waste, I had gotten emotionally attached to the old bag of gastric muscle even with Hector , my first ulcer in there! And I knew that the chances of VSG curing my GERD was slim to none so it was always going to be RNY for me!

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