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Thinking hard about getting bariatric surgery but I’m 67 years old and worried I’m too old. Had lap band unsuccessfully in 2008. Just wanna feel good about myself again. Has anyone had surgery over 65 years old.

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Hi Ladidi and welcome! It is not uncommon at all for 60+ folks to have bariatric surgery! I was sleeved last year at age 67. No adverse events, and I had a successful recovery. Go for it!

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a lot of people have had WLS in their 60s. There are a few here on Bariatric Pal, in fact..

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11 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

a lot of people have had WLS in their 60s. There are a few here on Bariatric Pal, in fact..

I too had the God forsaken band when I was 49. I had revision to sleeve at 63...on 2/23 and wish I had done it about 12 -13 years earlier. You will not regret this decision. You will be able to eat some things with less trouble with the sleeve... just smaller portions. I work from home but had surgery on Tuesday and went back to work on Thursday...I could have gone back to work on Wednesday but had a 4 hour drive home. The only pain I experienced was on the day of the surgery and when I had my first BM post op (8 days later). I stayed so doped up in the hospital that I really didn't have much pain. Best decision I have made in a while. I am down 42 lbs since Jan 26th. Good luck...I am glad I did this.

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2 minutes ago, Ladidi said:

Thanks. Very encouraging. Can’t wait to start this journey.

Let me also say that I may be an exception to the little or no pain scenario. I do think this journey has been easier because I had the band earlier. About the only good thing I will say about my band experience. I have around 68 lbs to go and honestly know that I have the right tool to get there. BTW I used the surgeon that did the lap band surgery initially.

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I had gastric sleeve surgery at age 70. Due to sleeve not being done correctly I am having gastric bypass surgery at age 75. You’re not too old. As long as your health is good and you pass all your test before surgery.

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