Deciding on the type of bariatric surgery: gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric band.... Share experiences, advice, and recommendations

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Three common bariatric surgical procedures used for weight loss in individuals who are overweight or obese are gastric bypass, mini  gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and the gastric band.

Each surgery has its pros and cons and certain procedures are often recommended by medical practicioners over others for certain individuals because of risks, contraindications, age, etc.

Here, discuss what surgery you had? Did you consider other possible surgical options? What led you to electing that particular surgery? And anything else related to choosing a Bariatric Surgery Option.

 

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Deciding on the type of bariatric surgery: gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric band.... Share experiences, advice, and recommendations

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I have high cholesterol and am moderately obese; however, I have not had any type of surgery.

I have been considering the Sleeve gastrectomy surgery to reduce my stomach size. Has anyone had any success or experiences with this?

I have heard the stomach can re-strech to the original size, however, that it was pre-surgery.

I am trying to accomplish everything by myself with diet and exercise, but it is difficuct. I do not want to take the easy way out... but, if it can help I Am interested.

Deciding on the type of bariatric surgery: gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric band.... Share experiences, advice, and recommendations

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Hello members, this will be an interesting discussion and place for members to come to for information, experience, and pros and cons of the various operations used to assist in treating obesity. 

Feel free to share your experiences and opinions and continue the discussion... remember, the success and progress of Carenity is from its members.

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Deciding on the type of bariatric surgery: gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric band.... Share experiences, advice, and recommendations

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I've recently started thinking about this. I've heard that sometimes it doesn't work and people end up gaining back what they lose. I'd appreciate any insights or opinions if anyone has any! Thanks!

Deciding on the type of bariatric surgery: gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric band.... Share experiences, advice, and recommendations

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@clarence1954 I've heard the same,and my doctor at one point told me it was becoming less and less common as it has a high "failure rate". I'm still interested to hear from anyone who may have done it to know if it was a success for them or not. 

Deciding on the type of bariatric surgery: gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric band.... Share experiences, advice, and recommendations

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@B!ggyy I've heard the same thing... If anyone knows anything or has gone through it please share!