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Thought I would get lap band now I'm not sure.. I don't drive so how would I get the adjustments all the time. I'm 220 lbs my bmi is 40 am I fat enough to get sleeve or bypass

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Hi!

I am pre-op but my Dr told me that if your BMI is considered Over Weight you are a candidate.

mines is 40 as well, i am getting my sleeve this monday june 3rd

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O wow good for you! Are you nervous about not being able to eat the things we like.. Sweets lol.. I am.. What about the nausea and vomiting

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2 minutes ago, jennifer47 said:

O wow good for you! Are you nervous about not being able to eat the things we like.. Sweets lol.. I am.. What about the nausea and vomiting

I am more excited than nervous. I have never been much o a sweets lover...im more of a salty gal lol

My Dr required me to loose about 10% of my weight before surgery.

i was 255lbs, she wanted me to be at 230 by surgery. I am now 223lbs. I think i am calm since its been a process to get here. Today is day 3 of my liquid diet...not gonna lie, its a challenge. But i know it will be worth it.

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5 minutes ago, jennifer47 said:

O wow good for you! Are you nervous about not being able to eat the things we like.. Sweets lol.. I am.. What about the nausea and vomiting

15 minutes ago, jennifer47 said:

Thought I would get lap band now I'm not sure.. I don't drive so how would I get the adjustments all the time. I'm 220 lbs my bmi is 40 am I fat enough to get sleeve or bypass

Do you qualify

https://www.obesitycoverage.com/am-i-morbidly-obese/

Baraitric surgery 101

https://www.obesitycoverage.com/the-complete-patients-guide-to-bariatric-surgery/

Lap band

https://www.obesitycoverage.com/category/weight-loss-surgeries/lap-bands/

Sleeve

https://www.obesitycoverage.com/category/weight-loss-surgeries/gastric-sleeve/

By pass

https://www.obesitycoverage.com/category/weight-loss-surgeries/gastric-bypass/

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you may have a difficult time finding a surgeon who'll place a lapband. A lot of them don't anymore - too many problems with them. Some people love theirs, but a lot of people have had them removed.

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also, with a BMI of 40, you can get bypass or sleeve - usually even without co-morbidities. If it's 35-39, then usually you have to have two or more co-morbidities to qualify.

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1 minute ago, jennifer47 said:

OK thanks what wls did you get

not sure if that was directed at me (if not...sorry!), but I had gastric bypass

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On 5/31/2019 at 10:15 AM, jennifer47 said:

Thought I would get lap band now I'm not sure.. I don't drive so how would I get the adjustments all the time. I'm 220 lbs my bmi is 40 am I fat enough to get sleeve or bypass

Don't get a lapband. I had one for three years and it was miserable. I revised to a duodenal switch and lost 80 pounds. Don't waste your money on a band.

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On 9/20/2019 at 8:28 AM, Strivingforbetter said:

Don't get a lapband. I had one for three years and it was miserable. I revised to a duodenal switch and lost 80 pounds. Don't waste your money on a band.

Your experience may not be somebody else's and you shouldn't tell someone not to do something without details. Were you miserable because you weren't doing what you were suppose to (trying to still eat food you weren't suppose to), couldn't stick to the diet restrictions, because they put too much Fluid in your band.....? The band is still on the market so it must not be that much of a risk. Sure it has its drawback like ANY surgery. But there have been a lot of people successful with the Lap Band too.

Jennifer47 do what is right for you! I think you have to consider the pros and cons for yourself and what your willing to risk because all of these surgeries come with them.

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Don't get the lap band.

Edited by Strivingforbetter

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7 hours ago, Strivingforbetter said:

Don't get the lap band.

Once again my comment still stands....to make vague statements without an explanation just makes you sound like a troll. Hence it sounds like you probably failed at it because you didn't do what you were suppose to. You should stop discouraging someone to do what might be right for them all because you were probably a non-compliant patient.

And my opinion still stands for Jennifer47 -- having the vsg procedure and all of these other surgeries can come with a lifetime of risks as well. Also they're not magical surgeries, you can regain weight -- my takeaway is you have to do the work and maintain your loss with any surgery. So once again do your research and get reputable opinions, not from trolls like this, and do what is right for you. Your the only one who has to live with it. And once 80+ percent of your stomach is gone or your gut is re-routed you can't necessarily change that. If the Lap Band was not effective in some manner -- it would be off the market - until that happens there must be something effective in getting it.

A lot of docs are pushing other surgeries but then again a lot of them don't want the maintenance of taking care of their patients either (ie. having to have you come back for periodic fills and readjustments) and dealing with the noncompliance of their patients. You have to really maintain your care with this surgery and keep up with your fills and know when it needs adjusting. A big issue I've heard on here is people who didn't do either or even understood how it worked (and they're complaining?). That is part of this procedure. So if someone doesn't want that level of care post surgery then maybe a Lapband isn't the best option. Then you get those complaining about getting things "stuck" all of the time. The Lapband is a restrictive procedure (similar to Vsg). It is meant that you be committed to changing your diet and eat in a similar way. Wherever I've researched I find somebody admitting they didn't follow the rules. I'm not saying it is a great procedure (I'm neither for or against) but it does require more care and effort on an individual's part. I just don't like when individuals come on here pushing others to try the surgeries they had, dogging out others and giving little to no advice about why they are against it. Don't feel forced or scared not to try what might be right for you to begin your journey.

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There's numerous cases of bad lap bands and why surgeons don't do them anymore.

Why would you put something artificial in your body? A foreign object?

There's two amazing procedures now with so many good stories out there.

Sleeve VSG or RNY BYPASS are the main 2..

I started with BMI 43 I'll be having bypass in 20 days cannot wait!

*don't give people false hope either*

Lap band is simply out dated obsolete technology!

Like why use 3g when theirs 4g and 5g out there :D

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