mikef

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  • Birthday 02/11/1974

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  • Location
    Inland Empire, Ca.
  • Age
    43

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  • Height (ft-in)
    6-00
  • Start Weight
    450
  • Current Weight
    325
  • Goal Weight
    225
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    42
  1. Acid Reflux

    I want to talk about acid reflux/heartburn and VSG. Who had it before the surgery? Did it go away or get more severe? Who did not have a problem but did after their surgery? Who takes medication for it? Does it work? Any comments and experiences at all with acid reflux/heartburn will help me. Thank you.
  2. RNY - Catheter ?

    Yes. This is how it is for me. I haven't had my apointment yet with the surgeon of my choice. I have met with my back up surgeon. I just want to go into this fully knowing what to expect. I am having a hard time deciding between the sleeve and bypass. So little details matter to me. It's almost a coin toss. But I will not have a catheter. Not worried about the pain as I know there is none. But I can't deal with the thought of that. Sorry if you don't understand. But I just can't do it no matter what. Even if it means no surgery. I know my surgeon of chouce does not require a catheter for the sleeve. I was just wondering about the bypass before my appointment next Tuesday. I have researched every detail of the sleeve. But now I am looking at RNY.
  3. Yes. Great advice. I only want to do this once. Going back under is not even an option for me. Thank you for the response and sharing your experience. It really helps.
  4. Curious for some feedback. Why did you choose RNY vs VSG? Which surgery is more invasive and more painful? Which has a longer recovery time? Is one a bigger surgery than the other? I think that's the word I'm looking for Which has more complications? Thank you.
  5. RNY - Catheter ?

    Is a catheter required with RNY? What about a drain tube? Neither of these is required with the sleeve (VSG). But I wasn't sure about RNY. Thank you.
  6. Sleeve vs Bypass - Pain Level?

    Thank you to everyone for all of the answers. I am probably overthinking this but I feel it is the most important decision I have ever made. I want to make the right choice. I don't want to look back and think I should of done it different. I don't ever want to have to do it again or go back under for any reason. For me it's a one time deal. I will post it in the Dr. Subforum as suggested.
  7. Which surgery is more invasive and more painful? Which has a longer recovery time? Is one a bigger surgery than the other? I think that's the word I'm looking for Which has more complications?
  8. Thank you. I just read it. Great post. Maybe I need to post this same question in the sleeve subforum.
  9. Calorie Question??

    Anyone else? I am also very curious as to how many calories people with VSG are now eating to maintain their weight. Thank you.
  10. kaiser permanete

    I know this is an old post. Just curious as to how you are doing now. Anyone else have Dr. Suh. He is going to be my surgeon and I would love to hear from others. Thank you.
  11. Dr. Suh, Murrietta and Corona CA

    I know this is an old post. Just curious as to how you are doing now. Anyone else have Dr. Suh. He is going to be my surgeon and I would love to hear from others. Thank you.
  12. I want to hear why some of you chose the RNY bypass instead of the sleeve. My surgeon does both but so far I have been sold on the sleeve. I have heartburn so I have taken a Prilosec daily for the last 15 years. That is my only worry with the sleeve. Do do you think you made the right decision?
  13. I have Blue Shield PPO here in California. My Surgeons office said I only have to do a 3 month class. Once per month for three consecutive months.
  14. I have narrowed it down to two Surgeons. I am in Beaumont, Ca. Right now I'm looking at Dr Suh out of Corona or Dr Krahn out of Riverside. Anybody have any experiences or info on these doctors? Any other suggestions? Thank you.
  15. During surgery did anyone have a breathing tube in their throat? What about a drain.... did anyone wake up with a drain tube? Thank you.