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Can anyone share their experience with having the sleeve done with a BMI < 35? I’m assuming that there would be less chance of complications, but not sure. Still nervous about taking this step.

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complications are pretty rare, and I'm not sure BMI makes a difference unless it's super high (which I know yours is NOT - but any surgery is risky for someone with a super high BMI - like 60+)

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6 hours ago, EMT84 said:

Can anyone share their experience with having the sleeve done with a BMI < 35? I’m assuming that there would be less chance of complications, but not sure. Still nervous about taking this step.

Do you have any kind of heartburn or acid reflux ? If not this is the best surgery because it doesn't change anything but the size of your stomach. I really have not heard of any other problems with it other then the GERD.

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My BMI was 34 when I had my gastric sleeve surgery December 2, 2019 - absolutely no complications and I'm thrilled with my progress. Did have a recent 4 week stall but they are to be expected; made some minor adjustments and now I'm back on track with slow, steady weight loss. My health has improved tremendously, and all my blood work is now in the normal range whereas before surgery I was pre-diabetic, labs indicated stage 1 kidney disease, and the beginning stages of fatty liver disease - no more! Good luck!

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My BMI was 31.9 before surgery. I am not sure if there are less complications, but the first ten days were not fun.

I also have been losing weight slowwwwwwly... much slower than all the stories I have seen on YT and stories on here. I knew it would come off slower since the bigger you are -- the easier it is to lose weight (at least at the beginning).. But I didn't expect it to be this slow. I haven't lost a pound in a week.. ( I am exactly 3 weeks post-op).

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