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Hi, I am new here.
I was wondering what are the pros and cons of the sleeve? Do you regret going with the sleeve? What you wish you knew about the sleeve before having it done?

Thank you you in advance!

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I am very happy with the sleeve. There is nothing I learned afterward that I wished I'd known before.

PROS: less invasive/drastic of a surgery, not as many absorption problems

CONS: you lose more weight with bypass

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Gradycat said it. The one thing I am happy about with sleeve is that My labs are good Vitamin wise with only a Multivitamin and Calcium at 10 months out. I am hoping I will be able to get off the Vitamins alltogether once I reach maintenance. With bypass people tend to need more vitamins.

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I had a lot to lose (175 lbs) but I went with the sleeve anyway. I ended up losing all the weight. Either surgery can be great for you, it’s just a question of what you want and what your surgeon recommends. I liked the “simple” nature of a sleeve, and I knew people who had gotten it and had great results. A bit over a year later I am still happy with it, still maintaining my full loss. I don’t have to take bariatric Vitamins anymore, I just take standard vitamins from costco now.

Honestly there are some valid medical reasons for one over the other but if those don’t exist it’s just a matter of preference and both are great surgeries that can be super successful for you.

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Ask which is best for you , I went to cut Thermopylae and there was only one having the bypass in 2010 I had the sleeve had a lot of problems health wise and now had the bypass in August 23rd 2021 this is the best thing I've ever done

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