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I am thinking about getting the sleeve done. I am 5'0 and weigh 180lbs. I have a issue with losing weight and gaining it all back plus more. I was wondering how many people have had the sleeve done at my size?

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Hey!

Im about to have the sleeve done with a BMI of 35.4 (H: 161cm CW: 93kg)- there’s lots of others on here who have had the sleeve done at a similar BMI and had great success. Certainly my entire medical team (GP, surgeon, psychiatrist) were happy with my decision and they all believe it would be helpful for me in many ways.
Did you have any specific concerns or questions?

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1 hour ago, healthy_steph said:

Hey!

Im about to have the sleeve done with a BMI of 35.4 (H: 161cm CW: 93kg)- there’s lots of others on here who have had the sleeve done at a similar BMI and had great success. Certainly my entire medical team (GP, surgeon, psychiatrist) were happy with my decision and they all believe it would be helpful for me in many ways.
Did you have any specific concerns or questions?

No, I have done lots of research so all my questions up to this point have been answered. I am just curious of how many people have had the surgery at a my BMI, weight and height and how successful it was for them.

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Right now I am at BMI 37. After my pre op diet I think I will be around 35 BMI. Going in for my sleeve on April 5th.

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Quite a few, actually! I am one of the many. And I had complete success and got down below my goal in 7 months. Best decision I ever made. I did have to be careful of one thing though... some docs don't care if you lose any weight pre-op... but for my doc is was mandatory. Loose some weight or you don't get surgery. Because I was a lower BMI I had to be careful that I lost weight, but didn't lost enough to put my under 35 BMI. That was challenging. The thing was... I knew that at times I was able to get my weight down... but no matter what I did it didn't stay off... so I was motivated to get the surgery so I did everything I could to lose weight... but not too much. I actually ate a LOT the week before 1st weigh in... and then I lost weight to get me to exactly a 35 bmi for surgery.

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My BMI was 36 and I am three weeks post op and also think I am taller than they measured me (posture just bad with heavier breasts) so I may have been 35 BMI. I wish I had done it sooner and just paid for it cause the younger you have it the less lose skin you will have.

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What about getting approved?

I am at 36 and change. I am 5'4 and have no co-morbidities. I have 2 autoimmune diseases and have had 0 success with diets, "lifestyle changes" and so on. I even took weight loss meds that had me injecting myself. Obesity runs in my family and at this point, 8 family members, including my sister and niece have gotten the surgery. My grandmother's cause of death was obesity.

I went to an information session and they looked at me like I had 3 heads. Losing 80lbs at my age (43) and shotty joints is nearly impossible and I am having a hard time enjoying my life.

I see the GI doc soon, as I have bouts with Gallbladder issues and I am hoping this is the deciding factor.

What did you all have to do to be approved for this surgery? Any information would be helpful!

Thank you.

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I haven't been approved yet but I am eligible due to sleep apnea. I'm 5'1 & 210- 37 BMI. Have you done a sleep study?

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