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I was originally sleeved 8/11/11. I lost 100 pounds. Starting weight was 232, made my goal 13 months later at 135. After 8 years of weighing at or near goal, I had a lot of family tragedies and I gained about 47 pounds back. My highest weight from regain was 182. It was a slow gain over about 4 years or so. I had an ESG done to make my stomach back to the original sleeve size on 9/8/22, 11 years later. Its been 4 months and two holidays. Today I weigh 143. I am a normal BMI (145). So in summary, I have lost about 39 pounds with the ESG. I have few more I want to lose but its going great so far. My goal is to lose 11 more and make it back to my original goal weight I made for myself (132). My ESG surgeons goal for me was 145 and I have reached that already. I am more comfortable in the 130s however because I weighed that for about 7 years after my original sleeve. I just thought some of you would like to know what the progress has been a few months out from the procedure. No issues so far. I do have a little nausea occasionally but I don't eat very much food at all. Its kind of like the amount I ate when I was first sleeved. Hope this helps someone!

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This is really interesting and super helpful - thank you for sharing your story! For someone 14 months out from sleeve, and at goal, it gives me hope that if things go wrong in the future there's something that can be done.

Do you know how much stomach there was to take away this time?

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ESG, so they did another sleeve surgery? Making your stomach even smaller?

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I had endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty.... they sewed it tighter from the inside using an endoscope. They dont cut anything so they dont call it surgery. Its outpatient. It kind of looks like a corset or shoelaces and cinches it up so the diameter is what is was after the first sleeve and it also makes it a little shorter too so you are full quicker and stay full longer. Its a great option for a revision if you have stretched it a bit and are holding more food now and eating more often. I am almost to goal 4 months post op from this revision of my sleeve.

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On 1/12/2023 at 3:24 PM, Spinoza said:

This is really interesting and super helpful - thank you for sharing your story! For someone 14 months out from sleeve, and at goal, it gives me hope that if things go wrong in the future there's something that can be done.

Do you know how much stomach there was to take away this time?

They didnt remove any this time. They only sewed it up tighter from the inside like a corset.

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On 1/12/2023 at 4:09 PM, Forensikchic said:

I was originally sleeved 8/11/11. I lost 100 pounds. Starting weight was 232, made my goal 13 months later at 135. After 8 years of weighing at or near goal, I had a lot of family tragedies and I gained about 47 pounds back. My highest weight from regain was 182. It was a slow gain over about 4 years or so. I had an ESG done to make my stomach back to the original sleeve size on 9/8/22, 11 years later. Its been 4 months and two holidays. Today I weigh 143. I am a normal BMI (145). So in summary, I have lost about 39 pounds with the ESG. I have few more I want to lose but its going great so far. My goal is to lose 11 more and make it back to my original goal weight I made for myself (132). My ESG surgeons goal for me was 145 and I have reached that already. I am more comfortable in the 130s however because I weighed that for about 7 years after my original sleeve. I just thought some of you would like to know what the progress has been a few months out from the procedure. No issues so far. I do have a little nausea occasionally but I don't eat very much food at all. Its kind of like the amount I ate when I was first sleeved. Hope this helps someone!

Thank you for posting this. I am interested in revising vsg to esg as well. I had the sleeve in 2012, lost 65 lbs (that was my goal) I regained 30 and struggling because it’s slowly creeping up. I eat really healthy just too much from stretched sleeve. My maintenance calories was 1500 at my goal weight and to lose I had to eat 900 to 1200 calories. I’m wondering are you eating even less calories with esg?

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