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    Default U.K. Gastric sleeve

    Hi all I'm new here, so far I have been researching the lap band, but after many hours of research I'm now feeling the gastric sleeve will suit me much better. I've got an appointment on the 29/12 with healthier weight in London. So hoping they will guide me. I'm paying for my procedure privately.

    I'm 37, 5 ft 4 and weigh 16 stone. I've always battled with my weight.

    Thoughts and info great fully recieved from all good and bad!

    Thanks in advance xx

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    Gastric Sleeve Member LaffeyTaffey's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: U.K. Gastric sleeve

    Welcome to the forum! Man if there is one weight loss surgery you don't want, it's the lapband. And whatever that horrible one with the balloon is. The lapband has really hurt a lot of unfortunate people. It rubs against the upper part of the stomach, damaging it. And has to be maintained often. There are quite a few people on this site who get the lapband removed and have the sleeve done instead. Anyway, that's my 2 cents about the lapband procedure. I've been researching the sleeve since early 2012 and finally got it done in September of this year! I found it funny that between the 2 seminars I attended between 2 different hospitals, neither surgeon could give me information on the sleeve that I didn't already know. No surprises here for this girl!



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    4th mo = 16 pds
    5th mo = 11 pds
    6th mo = 9 pds
    7th mo = 4 pds
    8th mo = 1 pd (bad food choices)
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    12th mo = 4 pds
    13th Mo = 3 pds

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Elaine PJ's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: U.K. Gastric sleeve

    Couldn't agree with Laffy Taffy more no lapband. I was sleeved and my daughter was sleeved with the Hospital Group in Leeds UK. I couldn't praise them enough excellent service and consultant. Only issue is aftercare can be slow. I dont know how much they will be charging you but each of our procedures cost around 10k each (20k in total). But it was well worth the money and I was a lot bigger than you so yours may even be cheaper. Feel free to PM me if you want support in the UK or a buddy. Good luck with whatever you decide. X check out my other responses for more info.



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    I'm In South Yorkshire and its 3 days to my op so I am 7 days into the 10 day pre op diet .....when I last saw the consultant she said they didn't do lap bands any more just sleeve or bypass ...however they call the bypass the gold standards of weight loss surgery it comes with more complications longer recovery time a life long commitment to all sorts .....a sleeve is cheaper if your paying for it yourself and by the looks on this forum it's working .....I didn't know which way to go but I'm having the sleeve quicker healing time and a tool to assist my weight loss x



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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
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    My surgeon won't even do the Lapland surgery anymore. (When I was sleeved 4 years ago it was a choice.) Keep up your research, I think the sleeve was my perfect choice. I'm also 5'4" and lost all my weight. So amazing!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
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    Default Re: U.K. Gastric sleeve

    Quote Originally Posted by LaffeyTaffey View Post
    Welcome to the forum! Man if there is one weight loss surgery you don't want, it's the lapband. And whatever that horrible one with the balloon is. The lapband has really hurt a lot of unfortunate people. It rubs against the upper part of the stomach, damaging it. And has to be maintained often. There are quite a few people on this site who get the lapband removed and have the sleeve done instead. Anyway, that's my 2 cents about the lapband procedure. I've been researching the sleeve since early 2012 and finally got it done in September of this year! I found it funny that between the 2 seminars I attended between 2 different hospitals, neither surgeon could give me information on the sleeve that I didn't already know. No surprises here for this girl!
    After my surgery my nurse said the sleeve patients are the most educated people she has met. We do our research! (But to be fair, I guess if you have a heart attack or something there is no time to research....)



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Lucy-Joon10's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: U.K. Gastric sleeve

    Hi welcome to the forum, I live in the West Midlands and after doing loads of research I decided the gastric sleeve was the better option for me. My friend had the band just before me she has lost weight but has had to work really hard and can eat normally. I wanted something that would be permanent. I was sleeved in February at the Clementine churchill hospital in London. My surgeon was Mr Guy Slater, a lovely man who comes from my part of the world and went to my son's school which i felt was a very good omen. I had my surgery privately through Viatlity health insurance which I get through work and had to pay 25% of the cost. I receive 2 years of after care. So far I have lost 3 stone. I would recommend the sleeve as the down time is only a few weeks and the weight starts falling off straight away. I had minimal pain, just some referred pain in my shoulder but that normal but by the time I went home from hospital I didn't need painkillers. I go for meals but tend to have starter and a salad, I am going to the gym. I'm wearing clothes I could only of imagined before the surgery and feel like I have been given my life back and i still have alot more weight to lose. I have just come back from Disney land Paris and went on all the rides, I haven't been on rides for years.
    Do lots of research not just on the procedures but on your surgeon to. Mr Slater has carried out 1500 bariatric surgeries and had not not had complications or deaths. He told me he takes extra care around the top of the stomaach as thats where it is most likely to leak. I felt very safe in his hands. My bariatric nurse Ann-marie and dietician Nicole are lovely and very helpful.
    Good luck with your desicion and keep us posted about what you decide.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Alisonjayne's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Hi, I live in West Yorkshire and had my sleeve 10 days ago. I have already lost over 2 and a half stone including the preop, its a life changer for sure. Pm me if you need someone to chat to about it. I am a courier and visit Sheffield every week




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    Surgery day 285lbs - 20 stone 5lbs

    1 week after surgery 273lbs - 19 stone 7lbs

    1 month after surgery 263lbs - 18 stone 11lbs

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