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Endoscopic Gastroplasty 3 months out only lost 12 pounds



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Hello! I had the endoscopic gastroplasty in December. I lost about 15 pounds within the first week and nothing since. I have in fact gained 3 pounds back. At my follow up the physician said some patients don't lose weight at all. I paid out of pocket for this surgery. Insurance wouldn't cover it b/c it was deemed 'elective'. I'm pretty upset about hearing some people don't lose weight. I wasn't told anything like this beforehand and although I didn't want to go through surgery, it may have swayed me to go that route. Any thoughts out there? Am I the only one not losing? He now wants to put me on Mounjaro. While I don't mind this, I do mind that I'm out $12K.

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The only encouragement I can offer is that the GLP-1 meds work well. Check your insurance coverage. If it doesn’t cover Mounjaro, request Zepbound (same med-different market, diabetes vs obesity) and down load the coupon. Alternatively don’t forget to check out the new GLP-1 section here on this site.

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Tell us of your eating and activity programs so that we may give rational advice.

For example, how many meals per day? Consisting of? How compliant are you? What activity program do you follow? How often? How are you performing compared to program goals?

Additionally, are you tracking your eating and exercise? How consistent are you?

Surgery addresses short term over-eating pretty successfully. However, 'grazing,' which is constantly eating smaller amounts over a longer period of time defeat our restriction component pretty effectively. There are actually other similar traps we may fall into without being aware.

So, let us know and there are tons of folks that will fall over themselves to help you out.

Good luck,

Tek

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13 hours ago, The Greater Fool said:

Tell us of your eating and activity programs so that we may give rational advice.

For example, how many meals per day? Consisting of? How compliant are you? What activity program do you follow? How often? How are you performing compared to program goals?

Additionally, are you tracking your eating and exercise? How consistent are you?

Surgery addresses short term over-eating pretty successfully. However, 'grazing,' which is constantly eating smaller amounts over a longer period of time defeat our restriction component pretty effectively. There are actually other similar traps we may fall into without being aware.

So, let us know and there are tons of folks that will fall over themselves to help you out.

Good luck,

Tek

Agreed. You posted here to ask for advice and more information is needed!

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