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Hi All, Not sure if i'm in the right place here sorry if not!!,

I am considering having mini gastric bypass surgery with Dr Chris De Bruyne at Belgium surgery services.

I am quite nervous about having to travel to Belgium for the surgery and wanted to know if I would be in safe hands with the surgery and after care.
Can anyone please tell your experience with the Surgeon? and also your personal experience with the surgery

- if there was anything that you weren't aware of pre-surgery.
I do have my heart set on having this surgery and I have done quite a lot of research into this,
I would love to hear peoples own experiences to help nudge me in the right direction.
I'm based in N.Ireland and I'm aware that there are no surgeons here that carry out this procedure so I will have to travel regardless I'm just wondering if England would be a better option?
Any Advice on this would be much appreciated as I am sure you all know how I am feeling at this moment information melt down!!!

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thank you for replies

I have gave them a call and waiting on one of there surgery people calling me back!! I read the reviews on trust pilot also on them which puts me at ease at least you can see other peoples experinces. i will have look in to them was it Mr Sommers that carried out your surgery? could i ask when you had yours and how your doing now that you had it, anything you wished you hadve known presurgery?

I have a consultation booked for the 1st April with the Belguim people. to have a chat and get a feel for them and their aftercare i do know that they run clinics in Belfast where i live so that was a positive.

i think i am just nervous and have no idea why as previously said i really know its the right path for me, suppose its just the unknown really. i am trying to fight through the information and get the answers that i really need i think im drowning at this point lol

again thank you so much for replies as it definitly helps

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3 hours ago, mcholls said:

thank you for replies

I have gave them a call and waiting on one of there surgery people calling me back!! I read the reviews on trust pilot also on them which puts me at ease at least you can see other peoples experinces. i will have look in to them was it Mr Sommers that carried out your surgery? could i ask when you had yours and how your doing now that you had it, anything you wished you hadve known presurgery?

I have a consultation booked for the 1st April with the Belguim people. to have a chat and get a feel for them and their aftercare i do know that they run clinics in Belfast where i live so that was a positive.

i think i am just nervous and have no idea why as previously said i really know its the right path for me, suppose its just the unknown really. i am trying to fight through the information and get the answers that i really need i think im drowning at this point lol

again thank you so much for replies as it definitly helps

My consultant surgeon was Ali Alhamdani (one of the partners on the Streamline team) he is one of his colleagues and he specialises in MGB and has been doing it for years. The whole team, nurses, dietitian and surgeon have been very supportive and I get regular calls to see how I am doing and to offer advice. It was undertaken on the 12th Jan this year.

The weight dropped of super quick the following 3 weeks and then stalled for a bit (this happens to most people apparently) and then got going again.

The exercise I get is just walking and that seems to be enough to make sure the weight keeps dropping.

One thing I didn't realise is that my tummy would not be able to metabolise milk for the first 5 weeks. Apparently it does happen to some people. The good news is I can now drink it again.

I haven't had any major issues at all.

I did have dumping syndrome a few weeks back, but it was my fault for not checking the carb content on something I ate.

I have been keeping an eye on my calorie consumption via Fitness Pal. I also use Google Fit to track my steps. All is going well and I do not regret having it done at all.

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Good Afternoon,

I had surgery with Dr Chris at Belgium surgery services and can honestly say the quality of service the cleanliness of hospital the location of hotel exceptional. Nothing was too much effort, Bart and Frederik are always available to put your mind at ease, every detail was taken care of and there was no hard sell.

The hotel is walking distance from the hospital and my husband accompanied me. I felt fine after surgery and was ready to leave after just one nights stay, but they insist on a minimum of 2 nights and a couple of days at the hotel following surgery.

I had my surgery back in September 2018 weighing in at a hefty 17stone 11lb and a UK size 22, I am now 8stone 10lb and a UK size 6

Feel free to ask any questions

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Hiya!

Thanks so much for reply I have a consultation booked for this Thursday with Fredrik. I'm so excited for it.

Your journey is incredible, I'm similar to your start weight if I achieved your loss I'd be over the moon!

I now feel really confident I have made the right decision I'm just looking forward to my journey starting and getting over to Berlin now for it!

Thank you so much for sharing as it really helps me hearing all your stories

Xx

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