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Hello! I am having ESG on Wednesday the 24th. I am not nervous- just excited! I am curious if anybody out there has recently had the same or will be having the same surgery in the near future...? I would love to have a buddy/accountability partner to link up with! Cheers, Jennifer

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I had a ESG in Oct 2018 and you will from my signature that I had a revision to a surgical sleeve in Mar 2020 as most of my sutures had come undone.

There are a number of people that have had good success with ESG and a number didn't have success. Some failures were due to lack of doctor technique/skill and knowledge, lack of compliance, and for some regardless of how well their compliance or how well the surgeon did the ESG the sutures just didn't hold.

There aren't too many people on bariatricpal with ESG currently so if you are on Facebook there are a few ESG groups, one large group (mostly Americans) and a smaller ESG failure group (mostly Australians).

My recovery from ESG was relatively easy, I had some rolling stomach cramps the first couple of days.

Follow your post-op guidelines as exact as you can, don't go over volumes specified you don't want your sutures to loosen.

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Oh wow, I didn’t realize so many that had sutures loosen. Thanks for the tips. I will follow to a T.

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1 hour ago, jenlp88 said:

Oh wow, I didn’t realize so many that had sutures loosen. Thanks for the tips. I will follow to a T.

Seems to be worse in Australia probably because it is a newer procedure there (hence lack of technique/skill), procedure has been in USA a few more years so technique/skill seems to be a lot better.

Only a few days to go, hope your pre-op diet is going well for you.

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