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Old 02-16-2018, 10:13 PM   #1
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Default GASTRO BYPASS..Who has had it done?

I am considering this for health reasons. I would like to hear real world experiences please. The good, bad and ugly
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:31 PM   #2
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My sister in law had the procedure where they cut away part of her stomach last year. She has been in the hospital most of the entire last year with leaks in her stomach and is now on a feeding tube. She is addicted to pain meds and is trying to kick those. She said it was the worst decision she ever made. I also know a few people that have had it done and they are doing great.
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:33 PM   #3
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Which surgeon are you considering?

Your coming into SA for it?

(If you are that far into the process)
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Old 02-16-2018, 11:08 PM   #4
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I haven't, but had 2 siblings and a husband whose kids I coach do it, and have seen them lose significant weight. 1 is half their original weight, and the other 2 have lost at least a third of their weight. This is after around 2 years...
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Old 02-17-2018, 12:27 AM   #5
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There are several TBHers that have done it. Perhaps they will come along and respond when they see this.
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Old 02-17-2018, 07:16 AM   #6
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Which surgeon are you considering?

Your coming into SA for it?

(If you are that far into the process)
Dr Lloyd Stegemann, Corpus Christi.
I am not opposed to traveling to SA though
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:53 AM   #7
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I have had 4 personal friends do it. All 4 lost significant weight. 3 went back to eating like before and have gained all if not most the weight. 1 followed the regimen, eats healthy, works out etc.

It is life changing but also habitat changing, mind changing etc. It's not a gimme. One of them went back last yr to the same doc and asked for a second shot at the surgery. Doc said nope. He refused to follow his guidelines so no more.

Best of luck to you
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Old 02-17-2018, 10:45 AM   #8
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2 coworkers had it and lost a ton of weight... And now have gained it all back. Seems like if you don't have will power to eat healthy and in moderation as well as exercise it isn't going to do anything for you.
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Old 02-17-2018, 10:59 AM   #9
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My wife had the sleeve a year ago next week. The surgery and recovery went super smooth and she is down 115 lbs today. She is so much healthier, and I am very proud of her progress. That being said, a guy I work with almost died from complications. I did an extensive amount of research on it because I was not originally in favor of it. Go to a surgeon that specializes in these surgeries only. I will send you a PM.
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Old 02-17-2018, 11:29 AM   #10
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My wife tried the lap-band and had problems, some they did try a sleeve, it was mildly successful. Then failed she didn't stick to the rules, her doctor wanted me to do it
I told him to call me whenever he has a successful patient
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Old 02-17-2018, 11:35 AM   #11
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I did the sleeve 5 years ago this month and lost 170 lbs. I was 385 and got down to 215. I had an injury that slowed me down last year and I have gained back 50 and currently at 265. I am still only eating 1800-2000 calories a day but not working out has been my main issue. Your metabolism gets used to the low calorie intake after surgery and you really have to be disciplined. I had a smooth surgery and was back to work 5 days later. From what i have seen and read only about 1 in 4 are able to keep the weight off...you must change habits or it will be pointless.
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Old 02-17-2018, 11:51 AM   #12
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Know if two people. One was years ago and looked terrible, constantly threw up, and was miserable. Have heard he gained most back but haven’t seen him. Current coworker had it done. Lost like 25lbs prior as a requirement to show his commitment. He wasn’t what most would consider obese just overweight but a solid guy with a lot of muscle. We honestly didn’t think he really needed it, and thought he could do it without surgery. He looked sick as hell at first, but is starting to look normal. He lost a ton of weight and gained enough back to look normal again. He is super committed, works out regularly and runs several miles without stopping a few times a week. At first he could eat very little and would get full. Now he can almost finish a kids meal before he gets full.
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Old 02-17-2018, 12:07 PM   #13
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Have had several coworkers that have done the sleeve. I'll say this, if you love food and it's a big part of your life, it will be tough to keep it off. If food isn't that big of a deal and you can push away from the table you have a better shot at success.
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Old 02-17-2018, 12:51 PM   #14
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I did it due to type 2 diabetic. Wasn't big enough so no insurance and paid out of pocket. I would recommend Dr Patel over the one your looking at. He visits corpus but does all surgery in San Antonio. PM me if you want.

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Old 02-17-2018, 01:05 PM   #15
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It is just a tool to help you lose weight. If you do not use the tool correctly, your results will be slim. No pun intended. I think.


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Old 02-17-2018, 02:58 PM   #16
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I'd commit to diet, exercise and a lifestyle change before I went and reengineered my anatomy.
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Old 02-17-2018, 03:18 PM   #17
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I've known a few who have had this done. Living in the RGV all your life does that I guess. I lost my best friend a year after he had this done, due to liver issues the doctors didn't catch beforehand, but should have. His nephew had it done, lost a bunch of weight, but has put a lot of it back on. A girl I know had it done, several years ago and still looks great. Same is true for a friend I hunted with for a couple years. If you get it, just make sure the doctors are very thorough in all their pre-evaluations before getting it.
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Old 02-17-2018, 03:53 PM   #18
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I have had the lap band done about 7 yrs ago. I have no regrets. I have kept the weight off and I feel a lot better not only health but mentally also.
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Old 02-17-2018, 04:54 PM   #19
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I am interested in the bypass, not the lap band. My brother did the band first then the bypass later and he has had good results with the bypass. Thanks for the comments and experiences please keep them coming.
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:37 PM   #20
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Well I got a date with the table on 3/26, going with the bypass. I feel strongly enough to follow through with it. IF any else has had the RNY please chime in.
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Good luck to you.
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:07 PM   #22
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Here is a link to my thread. Im down 95lbs in 8 months. Best disision I ever made.
http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=650404

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Old 03-20-2018, 10:13 PM   #23
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Yep, know a lady that had the RNY... lost more weight than she weighed when she hit her minimum weight... after about 10 years, has gained about half of it back... Main drawbacks are because of the nature of this surgery, you are limited in oral medications for other things (something as simple as taking vitamin supplements), if you don't follow the diet, you're subject to almost immediate violent projected vomiting... Biggest thing she did to defeat the effects of the surgery was she didn't stop carbonated soft drinks. She switched to "diet" sodas... trouble is the carbonation causes the tiny stomach pouch to expand and stretch as the gas is released after being injested... it made her stomach bigger, so she ate more...
You'll be a new person if you follow the rules and change your eating habits/lifestyle. God Speed in this life changing procedure!
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:18 PM   #24
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Good luck.
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:22 PM   #25
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My sister before

And my sister last week. about 3 years later.


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Old 03-20-2018, 10:30 PM   #26
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Not trying to scare you but I had a co-worker die from complications about 3 months after her procedure. Very sad deal. Also had another co-worker that had it and could not eat anything other than chocolate without getting super sick. She always looked bad. Just do your research on the docs and possible side effects before you go that route!
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Old 03-20-2018, 11:37 PM   #27
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I know of at least 8 people who had the gastric by pass or lap band surgery. All lost weight and some have put most of the weight back on. Some get sick after eating. One had a bleeding ulcer at the location of the incision on the stomach. She lost so much blood she had to be given blood. This happen 2 times to this lady. Don't forget to ask about all the supplements and shot that you will have to take . Then there is the change in bowel movements.
If it was me I wouldn't do it. I know 3 more people that had the surgery in Mexico 2 did great and one had problems ( she had to spend 3 weeks in the hospital once back in the States). Then having trouble getting a doctor to accept her as a patient here. Since the surgery was done in Mexico.
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:35 AM   #28
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Well I had the surgery and there are some draw backs. Gastric leak, bleeding, malabsorption issues, not having high blood pressure, not a diabetic anymore (if you are a type II), decreasing risk of brain or heart attack. I have been a Registered Nurse for 20 and have seen every bad complications for any surgery you can have. They will straight out tell you that you can die. I had my gastric sleeve surgery 6 years ago this May and there have been a couple of hitches. 9 days post surgery I had a gastric leak. At the top of stomach where the esophagus goes into stomach is weak and some times develop a hole. It F****** sucked. I was at my surgeon within 2 hours of onset of symptoms and within 12 hours had 3 drains and a feeding tube place. My stomach looked like the "borg" off Star Trek. get ready for this, i couldn't eat for 12 weeks. You get use to it. Only 5% of all gastric surgeries have bad complications. Of that 5%, 90% go home and eat like the never had the surgery and rupture their incisions. Last year 79,000 people died from diabetes, 140,000 died from strokes, 630,000 people from cardiac issues, and mortality rate for gastric procedures are 0.08% or 1 fatality in every 1000 surgeries. When peoples tum tums hurt they let you know. I'm not minimizing any of this. It almost killed me. But I was hypertensive and pre diabetic and couldn't find a **** thing to wear in 3x. I have had some gallbladder issues and tomorrow I have to have the sphincters, round muscle that keeps food in your stomach, dilated because scaring has caused it to constrict and make it where any solid food to pass. Sucks but having a stroke or dying before I was 50 I would think would suck worse. just my personal opinion. Ask lots of questions. Write down a list. Straight out ask how many deaths whatever surgeon you plan to go has has had. If he or she doesn't want to answer go elsewhere. Every doctor in this world (medical doctor) has his or hers own personal grave yard. That means that by action or lack there of action has caused someone to die. Don't let any doctor ever tell you otherwise, if they do they are lying and walk out. This is not easy and you have to change the way you eat and live. People develop bad habits such has low volume or mass with high caloric content, ie; fruit loop, peanut mm's if ya get the gist. So knowing all of this would I do it again? HELL YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had the Gastric Sleeve. That is where they cut off 80% of your stomach and make a "sleeve" that is picture banana. This is a non reversible procedure. It is cut out and gone.
-gastic bypass: This is where they your esophagus and top part of stomach and move down to lower part of stomach called the jejunum. It can be reversed and a lot of people develop "dumping syndrome" when they eat lots of sugar. This can suck.
-banding: do not waste your time. You have to have fluid continually put in and out to adjust band. Like once a month. So for like 2 to 3 days after this you feel like you had the surgery all over. Do not waste your time.
-ballon in your belly: not sure what this is called but it is retarded. They put a grapefruit size balloon in your stomach. That would be horrible.

Lots of people have relationship problems to. High rate of divorce after surgery.

Get it get healthy.
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:36 AM   #29
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i didn't cite any of the numbers i just googled it.
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:27 AM   #30
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I had Lap Band surgery 12 years ago and went from 375 to about 240 within a year. Last year the band slipped and I hand to have it taken out. When they took it out I had the Gastric Sleeve put in and I absolutely love the sleeve. I can eat just about anything I want but very small portions. The band limits certain foods. I am now between 205 and 210. Fill free to PM me if you would like to talk about it. Good luck Roy
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:37 AM   #31
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Just an excuse for an eating problem. Making the stomach smaller does not make you eat better, just eat less
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:00 AM   #32
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I rolled the dice and went to Mexico and had the sleeve done 2 years ago.
Best decision I have made in a long time.
went from 360 down to 215 in 6 months. I quit trying to loose as I didn't want to be any smaller.
I have stayed between 215 and 220 for the last 18 months. I still make poor food choices but in small doses.
For me anyway, The whole drama of going through the surgery put my head straight and I weigh every day. If I'm weighing in at 215, I can have a couple of beers in the evening. If I'm at 220, no beer for me until i loose a couple of pounds.

So far it has worked for me
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:08 AM   #33
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Just an excuse for an eating problem. Making the stomach smaller does not make you eat better, just eat less
Man, that's real helpful!!

For those who may be interested or just don't know the differences, this is the procedure the OP said he's having done:

The RNY has NO incisions were the stomach is cut away, or anything else. It is done with staples plus the "plumbing" is rerouted in the small intestine to reduce the adsorbtion rate of digested food. Of the various methods, it is the lowest risk of post-surgery "issues" I think, BUT for all intensive purposes is irreversible. The sleeves, bands, etc. are reversible.

OP, good luck with your surgery!
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:17 AM   #34
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The RNY is reversible as nothing is removed, just replumbed. The Gastric sleave isnt because they remove part of the stomach. The Lap Band is just not good and my surgeon wont even do them anylonger. Dont let people scare you. Do what your doctor tells you and use it as the tool its ment to be. Notice I didnt say cure, that parts on you.

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Old 03-21-2018, 11:26 AM   #35
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