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Hi, I'm new to this. Today I just got the call that I've been accepted into molina's bariatric program. Lots to do within the 6 month period! I'm trying to decide which surgery would be the safest way to go and less invasive gastric sleeve or gastric bypass?? Also does anyone have any tips on losing the 15 lbs required for the surgery?

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Good Morning and welcome to the forums. They were a Godsend to me before I had my surgery because they answered so many of my questions. I hope we'll be helpful to you as you go through your Weight Loss Journey.

Which surgery? Okay, I thought I wanted the big one, the bypass, thinking I'd lose more weight and it'd be less "permanent" than cutting off part of my stomach for the sleeve. But my primary care doctor and my psychiatrist advised me that they opinion was that the bypass was "too radical" for my size (260 lbs) and so I opted for the sleeve. I'm very happy with the sleeve. It restricts my ability to overeat. That being said, it's a personal decision and you'll have to research all your options to find the one that you're the most comfortable with.

In terms of losing 15 lbs, your bariatric office will assign you a nutritionist and he/she will give you guidelines but they are basically < 1500 calories/day, 60 g protein/day, 64 oz water/day, limit carbs and sugars and salts.

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they're both very safe surgeries these days, so I wouldn't really worry about that piece of it.

what most people will tell you is that if you have issues with GERD, bypass is usually the way to go. Otherwise, it pretty much comes down to personal preference. There may be other health issues that would make one surgery more appropriate than the other, but that's the major one. Your surgeon will be able to explain the differences and recommend one or the other depending on your particular health issues (if you have any), although in the end, it's ultimately your choice.

I had the bypass and have been very happy with it.

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I am a guy so I just want Get Er Done! and was sleeved - I have had no problems except now trying to put on a few pounds.

So how do you loose 15 pounds, Easy Stop Eating and Get good healthy eating habits. 3 weeks following the WLS shake and smoothie plan and you will loose it. NO carbs NO Sugar - Protien shakes and veggies and lots of broth

Good luck and reach out anytime tons of us here paying it forward

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Hi, I'm new to this. Today I just got the call that I've been accepted into molina's bariatric program. Lots to do within the 6 month period! I'm trying to decide which surgery would be the safest way to go and less invasive gastric sleeve or gastric bypass?? Also does anyone have any tips on losing the 15 lbs required for the surgery?
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