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    Gastric Sleeve Member LoriC1969's Avatar
    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

    I am having this procedure this coming Friday. From my understanding the post op diet mimics that of the sleeve surgery. I will also have a sleeve, but instead of cutting it is done with stitching. I know 3 former co-workers who have had this procedure. One is 1 1/2 year out the most recent 6 months. The results are fantastic, so I am very excited to have this done. Is there anyone else who is having this?



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Aydensmomma's Avatar
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    Default Re: Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

    I've never heard of this, so the only difference is that instead of removing they're just 'closing off' part of your tummy? Does that mean in the future if you wanted, you could get the stitches removed?
    sleeved 12/30/14 @255lbs Goal 140lbs
    3/3/15- 208lbs 6/14/15- 163lbs
    lost 92lbs in 1st 6mo
    9/10/15- 139 1/5/2016 - 128lbs
    lost 128lbs in 1 year
    4/4/16 - 123lbs 7/4/16 - 129lbs 12/3/16- 130
    still 128lb loss@2 year mark-11lbs below goal
    gained 13lbs by 3 year mark weighing 142lbs
    Gained up to 158 by 3 years 3 months!
    3.5 years back to 142
    hoping to stay between 140lbs-145lbs
    4 years hanging in between 145 and 150
    5 year mark! ugh! Up to 160! Time to get back track!

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Ann2's Avatar
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    Default Re: Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

    That procedure is different from VSG sleeves in a number of ways -- but primarily that the fundus (the stretchy part of the stomach) isn't removed. So it's still sitting inside you, producing ghrelin -- the hunger hormone. So the benefit of not being nearly as hungry post-op is not available to you post-op. And IMHO, 20 months post-op, that's one helluva great benefit!

    Therefore, I would SO not choose that procedure, compared to the standard VSG.



    Consult: 235 lbs
    My and doc's preop diet: 216 -19 lbs
    M1 postop 205 -30
    M2 193 -42
    M3 184 -51
    M4 174 -61
    M5 167 -68
    M6 162 -73
    M7 156 -79
    M8 151 -84
    M9 148 -87
    M10 146 -89
    M11 144 -91
    M12 143 -92
    M13 142 -93
    M14 140 -95
    M15 139 -96
    M16 137 -98
    M17 135 -100

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    Gastric Sleeve Member LoriC1969's Avatar
    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
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    Lori
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    Default Re: Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

    Quote Originally Posted by Ann2 View Post
    That procedure is different from VSG sleeves in a number of ways -- but primarily that the fundus (the stretchy part of the stomach) isn't removed. So it's still sitting inside you, producing ghrelin -- the hunger hormone. So the benefit of not being nearly as hungry post-op is not available to you post-op. And IMHO, 20 months post-op, that's one helluva great benefit!

    Therefore, I would SO not choose that procedure, compared to the standard VSG.
    Wow, thank you so much for your supportive post. As a brand-new registered poster just today you have made me feel so welcome!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member LoriC1969's Avatar
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    Default Re: Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

    Quote Originally Posted by Aydensmomma View Post
    I've never heard of this, so the only difference is that instead of removing they're just 'closing off' part of your tummy? Does that mean in the future if you wanted, you could get the stitches removed?
    From my understanding it is supposed to be reversible but as one physician explained to me the stomach fuses as a result of the sutures together so it really is not reversible.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Ann2's Avatar
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    Default Re: Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

    (I assume your post above was sarcastic ... right?)

    Out of curiosity, why did you choose this procedure instead of the VSG surgery?



    Consult: 235 lbs
    My and doc's preop diet: 216 -19 lbs
    M1 postop 205 -30
    M2 193 -42
    M3 184 -51
    M4 174 -61
    M5 167 -68
    M6 162 -73
    M7 156 -79
    M8 151 -84
    M9 148 -87
    M10 146 -89
    M11 144 -91
    M12 143 -92
    M13 142 -93
    M14 140 -95
    M15 139 -96
    M16 137 -98
    M17 135 -100

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    Gastric Sleeve Member LoriC1969's Avatar
    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

    Quote Originally Posted by Ann2 View Post
    (I assume your post above was sarcastic ... right?)

    Out of curiosity, why did you choose this procedure instead of the VSG surgery?
    You assume correctly please reread what you wrote to me and tell me how you would feel being a member for all of 10 minutes.

    Not that I think you're truly interested in why I chose to do what I am doing. I did so with a BMI of 36 I preferred not to go the surgery route. This was a personal decision not right for everyone but right for me.



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    Default Re: Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

    Actually -- I was interested in why you chose the gastroplasty.

    I was also interested to learn when it would be recommended over VSG or other forms of WLS.

    For anyone else who might be interested, here's a Mayo Clinic writeup on endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty:

    http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-proc...n/prc-20146866



    Consult: 235 lbs
    My and doc's preop diet: 216 -19 lbs
    M1 postop 205 -30
    M2 193 -42
    M3 184 -51
    M4 174 -61
    M5 167 -68
    M6 162 -73
    M7 156 -79
    M8 151 -84
    M9 148 -87
    M10 146 -89
    M11 144 -91
    M12 143 -92
    M13 142 -93
    M14 140 -95
    M15 139 -96
    M16 137 -98
    M17 135 -100

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Ann2's Avatar
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    Default Re: Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

    Lori,

    I'm sorry you felt insulted by my initial post. That wasn't my intent, but I apologize for making you feel bad.

    I frequent another WLS message board open to patients who've had a wide array of weight loss surgeries, including the one you're going to have. Here are a couple of threads I found about your procedure:

    http://bit.ly/1qzIS5p

    http://bit.ly/269dc7D



    Consult: 235 lbs
    My and doc's preop diet: 216 -19 lbs
    M1 postop 205 -30
    M2 193 -42
    M3 184 -51
    M4 174 -61
    M5 167 -68
    M6 162 -73
    M7 156 -79
    M8 151 -84
    M9 148 -87
    M10 146 -89
    M11 144 -91
    M12 143 -92
    M13 142 -93
    M14 140 -95
    M15 139 -96
    M16 137 -98
    M17 135 -100

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Pam G's Avatar
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    Default Re: Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

    Quote Originally Posted by Ann2 View Post
    That procedure is different from VSG sleeves in a number of ways -- but primarily that the fundus (the stretchy part of the stomach) isn't removed. So it's still sitting inside you, producing ghrelin -- the hunger hormone. So the benefit of not being nearly as hungry post-op is not available to you post-op. And IMHO, 20 months post-op, that's one helluva great benefit!

    Therefore, I would SO not choose that procedure, compared to the standard VSG.
    I am so looking forward to not having that pesky ghrelin. If it were up to me, I'd have my whole stomach removed and just pour liquid food in through a tube in my abdomen....my tummy and I don't really get along all that well! Lol




    HW: 275
    PreOp: 268 5/12/16

    SW: 258. 5/27/2016
    10 w: 225. Goal 1
    12: 222.
    14 w: 216.
    4 m: 215
    5 m: 205
    22: 199.4 10/30 Goal 2
    24: 196
    6 mo: 191
    7 m: 193
    8 m: 184
    9 m: 180 2/3/17. Goal 3
    10 m: 179
    11 m: 171
    48: 170
    1 yr: 166.6. 5/27/17
    13 m: 165.8


    Final Goal : 180
    Goal 4: 168
    Goal 5: 155

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    Gastric Sleeve Member LoriC1969's Avatar
    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

    [QUOTE=Ann2;544625]Lori,

    I'm sorry you felt insulted by my initial post. That wasn't my intent, but I apologize for making you feel bad.

    I frequent another WLS message board open to patients who've had a wide array of weight loss surgeries, including the one you're going to have. Here are a couple of threads I found about your procedure:


    I continue to be a bit confused about your interest in a procedure I am having done next week. I don't recall asking anyone for advice on the best route for me? I have made my decision and am curious as to why you are posting links about something you have made very clear you would not choose. I have done my homework and made a well informed decision. I would very much appreciate it if you would keep your unsolicited advice Or whatever you would like to call it.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member LoriC1969's Avatar
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    Default Re: Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

    Found the ignore option. Excellent!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Kindle's Avatar
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    Default Re: Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

    Wow, Ann, looks like we have a new winner of the Biotch of the Year Award!

    BTW, thanks for providing the links.




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    Gastric Sleeve Member Ann2's Avatar
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    Default Re: Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty



    She's probably feeling pretty jacked up pre-op like most people do.

    I was just trying to introduce her to some people online over at BP who have had or are planning to have gastroplasty. I doubt she'll meet anyone here who's having that procedure.

    It's all good.



    Consult: 235 lbs
    My and doc's preop diet: 216 -19 lbs
    M1 postop 205 -30
    M2 193 -42
    M3 184 -51
    M4 174 -61
    M5 167 -68
    M6 162 -73
    M7 156 -79
    M8 151 -84
    M9 148 -87
    M10 146 -89
    M11 144 -91
    M12 143 -92
    M13 142 -93
    M14 140 -95
    M15 139 -96
    M16 137 -98
    M17 135 -100

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Kindle's Avatar
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    Default Re: Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

    Yea, I know. But you going above and beyond only to be met with such disrespect kinda pisses me off.

    But it has been one of those weeks. I had a client raggin on me last Monday and I hung up on her. She promptly started texting and my partner simply let her know that her behavior was unacceptable and that we will forward her records to any other vet she wants since she obviously wasn't happy with our services. Haven't heard a word since. She's always been very passive aggressive and probably thought I'd go with the "client is always right" route. Nope, not this time. Now she's SOL cause no other vet will make house calls around her schedule. Gotta say it felt good.... But that probably puts me in the running for the Biotch Award



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