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Any lifestyle differences between Sleeve vs ByPass after the operation?



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Trying to decide between ByPass and Sleeve.
I tend to overthink things.
Is the lifestyle after surgery any different between Sleeve vs ByPass?

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Generally the post-op plans are similar. At least a similar as anything since each surgeon's plan varies dramatically from other surgeons. I haven't seen a surgeon have different plans for their sleeve and bypass patents, not that I've been looking particularly closely.

30-50% of Bypass patients experience some level of dumping. If you are one of the (un)lucky ones then your surgery will be less forgiving on sugar and to a lesser degree fats. I happen to be one of the lucky folks who dumps and it has kept me on the straight and narrow.

Good luck,

Tek

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I am in the same boat, after doing more research it looks like my insurance will only pay for banding or gastric bypass. I thought wanted the sleeve...but I'm so tired of this weight that I'm thinking just going with what I can get paid for.

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I have my consultation on 8/6 so I will be talking my surgeon but I think I am leaning toward the bypass because I have horrible reflux already.

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lifestyle is the same from what I can tell. With bypass there's about a 30% chance you'll dump (which some people consider a "pro", but others consider it a "con"), and with sleeve there's about a 30% chance of developing reflux (or if you already have reflux (GERD), it could get worse). You'll have to take Vitamins for the rest of your life with either surgery, but there's more of a consequence if you slack off if you have bypass. Other than that...

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