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Why is the weight loss with ESG so much less than VSG? Isn't
Why is the weight loss with ESG so much less than VSG? Isn't it essentially the same procedure without removing any of the stomach? Is it that people who qualify for VSG have more weight to lose? I'm … read more
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Dr.: I am 9 months post sleeve surgery and have lost 83% of
Dr. Dan: I am 9 months post sleeve surgery and have lost 83% of my excess weight. I have three hernias that I want repaired and have been told to wait til about 12-18 months. However, my weight loss i… read more
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I am a 32 year old female. I am 5'4 and have weighed 250 for
Good morning. I am a 32 year old female. I am 5'4 and have weighed 250 for the last 3-4 years. I have tried many weight loss programs, WW, Nutrisystem, Medifast, etc. I currently only eat approximatel… read more
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What kind of surgical (revision)options are available for
Hello, What kind of surgical (revision)options are available for someone who had a roux en y gastric bypass in 1987 and now has gained most back with stretched out pouch?… read more
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My question is about revision from Lap Band to Gastric
My question is about revision from Lap Band to Gastric Bypass. I hope this is not too long but I want to provide thorough background. In 2006, I had Lap Band surgery with very marginal results. Althou… read more
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Can a person get a lapband even they had a gasttiac bypass
Can a person get a lapband even they had a gasttiac bypass in 2003 and rose procedure in 2010… read more
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As to my earlier question, since my insurance currently
As a follow up to my earlier question, since my insurance currently approves bariatric surgery only for weight loss, do you have any advice as to how I can get this surgery approved by insurance? From… read more
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I would like to ask a Bariatric procedure question. Why must
Hello, I would like to ask a Bariatric procedure question. Why must all Bariatric surgery involve the removal of the stomach ? I know of several people who had a portion of their intestine removed and… read more
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I have been diagnosed with esophageal diverticula. This,
I have been diagnosed with esophageal diverticula. This, after having a stoma repair 2 years ago reducing stoma from 64 sq.cm. to 2 sq.cm. (open bypass in 1987). I have been prescribed Carafate 3 time… read more
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I am in the process to have surgery. I was scheduled to have
I am in the process to have surgery. I was scheduled to have the VSG on June 3. I went to my PCP on tuesday the 24th and he said to me that I was clear for surgery, but he wanted to have me get more l… read more
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I have a benign gastric leiomyoma in my stomach (fundus)
I have a benign gastric leiomyoma in my stomach (fundus) that my gastroenterologist suggested I have removed. This would require resection. would it be a good idea or bad idea to have a vertical gastr… read more
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TO GETTING STOMACH SUGERY, I AM 45 YEARS OLD WITH A BMI
i AM LOOKING TO GETTING STOMACH SUGERY, I AM 45 YEARS OLD WITH A BMI INDEX OF OF 55. I HAVE HAD MY WEIGHT DOWN TO 302 FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS BUT UNABLE CONTINUE.… read more
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Is it safe to go to Mexico for gastric sleeve surgery? I do
Is it safe to go to Mexico for gastric sleeve surgery? I do not mean the drug wars, but the actual operation being done, the cleanliness, the qualifications of doctors, the true success rates, etc.?… read more
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I am female 5'5 39 years old with active RA. I am severely
I am female 5'5 39 years old with active RA. I am severely m/o weighing in at over 400 pounds. I have a lap-band that I have had for 8 years that did not do much. I am on lots of RA meds plus thyroid … read more
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I am undecided if I should go through doing the Vertical
I am undecided if I should go through doing the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, I am 40 yrs old female have border line diabetis, HBP, Severe Sleep apnea, hypo thyroid. im 210 pounds and my height 5'1". … read more
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I have an appointment with a Bariatric surgeon 11-11 to see
I have an appointment with a Bariatric surgeon 11-11 to see about having an operation to reduce weight and get rid of these medical problems the fat is causing. From what I looked at, there are 3 type… read more
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I am an overweight person who has been looking at the idea
Hello, I am an overweight person who has been looking at the idea of gastric bypass or gastric banding for a little while now. I am leaning towards banding being the best alternative, although I under… read more
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I have considered getting the LapBand procedure to address
I have considered getting the LapBand procedure to address my obesity (BMI 41, health complicated by pre-diabetes, asthma/reactive airway and PCOS). However, my insurance doesn't cover this procedure.… read more
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