I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the right answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I got an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could help you..
Four months out, I am very pleased with the sleeve!.
For Drs who do it regularly, less complications, one day Hospital stay vs. 2, fewer complication due to intestinal resectioning..
Both involve staples. Ghrelin (hunger hormone) removed with stomach in sleeve, Less stretchy part used for sleeve, which is more commonly done w 32 Fr Bougie, resulting in improved weight loss..
Easier to view remaining stomach to check for cancer. No absorption, intestinal problem post.
Comparable wt loss for both at 2 yrs. out..
I don't know. I would talk it over with your doctor. When I first began this journey I thought I wanted the LapBand but my doctor convinced me otherwise..
I was going for the Sleeve but the Dr said if I like sweets 2 get the RenY but I mite go back to the sleeve..
I was able to choose between 3 options. My doc just gave me all the info I needed to learn about each. I was the one to specifically pick Gastric Bypass. There are more risks and such...but it's soooo unlikly nowadays it's not worth worrying about IMHO. Its working wonders and I am thankful for my drastic decision. :) I dont think the other options would have worked quite as well with me.
I want to be able to chase grandchildren on top of my own future kids. (Wow..talk about long term. Im picturing myself as a grandmomma at age 21 hahahaha).
Good Luck with your Choice....Pick what feels right for you, And you alone!!..
The Dr did not intend to indicate that GBS is a sugar restriction tool. May are disappointed in this area, and carbs, especially sugars must be controlled by the person, not the.
Sugar is addictive for many....
Make sure he is well experienced with the sleeve, if you should decide to opt for it.....
I'm really happy with RNY. In one day, out the next. No complications. No more sugar cravings. Melting away nicely. Your dr hopefully knows what is best for your needs.
My dr definitely had his preference. Your dr knows which.
He is most confident about. Every choice has it's own +/-Do lots of.
I went in fully educated after 6 years of off and on.
Best wishes on your choice!..
I am almost 8 years post-op and had the RNY. I have lost 140 lbs. and maintained -120 of the loss. I was very successful early on because I changed my view toward food, exercised and decided to eat to live not live to eat. I wish you the very best...
Rick is right about Sugar. Lap bands and The Sleeve can be defeated by a milkshake... Roux en Y, not so much. You have to weigh the.
Vs. your needs. Lots of good information on this site, but also ask for a recommendation from your surgeon considering your case history and physical state. My surgeons simply think Roux en Y is the "gold standard" although they also do lap bands and the sleeve. It's different for everybody. Seriously, first I wanted the band, after looking more I wanted the sleeve, finally, I came around to Roux en Y being right for me...
(While I went through all the wls steps required by my insurance company.)..