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One factor is GERD which can be greatly improved by gastric bypass, but made worse with the sleeve. If GERD is already an issue, then it seems like an easy decision to have the bypass.

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58 minutes ago, Mikeyy said:

Many factors... How much weight you need to lose plus medical reasons..

Why are you getting bypass, Mikeyy?

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I feel it is the best available surgery and best chance of long term success and to help cure my diabetes and other issues. I didn't want to worry about having 2 surgeries if I went to vsg and had any issues or complications.

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How do you know which surgery is best for you?
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Hi, K. Lee, and welcome. Do lots of reading and educate yourself. I chose bypass because I had GERD, and I know I'm crazy, but I'm a recovering sugar addict, and wanted the fear of dumping that comes with bypass!! I'm very happy with my choice. Diabetes is gone, high blood pressure gone, knees feel better, etc. Of course the same would hold true if I'd had the sleeve, I'm just happy I had bariatric surgery!!

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7 hours ago, Briswife15 said:

Hi, K. Lee, and welcome. Do lots of reading and educate yourself. I chose bypass because I had GERD, and I know I'm crazy, but I'm a recovering sugar addict, and wanted the fear of dumping that comes with bypass!! I'm very happy with my choice. Diabetes is gone, high blood pressure gone, knees feel better, etc. Of course the same would hold true if I'd had the sleeve, I'm just happy I had bariatric surgery!!

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I felt the same way about sugar and dumping. Sugar is not something I should ever eat again, so why not seal the deal with bypass? No way I want to ever experience dumping!

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