how much weight can you lose with the verticle sleeve gastrectomy ?
I guess it depends on how much you have to lose, how closely and how long you follow the dietary plans, how much you exercise. I'm sure there's an "excess weight" percentage floating around on the internets somewhere, but I don't know what it is.
Hope that helps. At least a little.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING ME. THIS IS ALL SO NEW TO ME. I WAS GOING TO HAVE THE RNY BUT MY DOCTOR SUGGESTED THIS TODAY AND I WAS AT TOTAL LOSS....HAVE A GREAT DAY.....WILL CHECK BACK ON HERE AROUND 7 TONIGHT....GOD BLESS YOU !!!
When I woke up I did have a little pain from the gas (walking walking and walking some more helps get rid of that) and a little bit of a sore throat from the anesthesia. The incisions weren't particularly painful. Mainly I felt really stiff and beat up, but the pain was managable. One of the worst parts was having to sleep sitting up/propped up on a pillow. Laying down was just not an option for me but some people have no problems with it.
Dear DeeDee, THANK YOU so much for yout imput on this !!! It helps SO MUCH !!! You will never know !!! God Bless you !!!
Conrats on your success !!! Very encouraging !!! I need to lose 185 pounds to be at my goal weight and I think with weightloss surgery I can do it !!! Was just having trouble deciding which surgery !!! Im just worried about gaining the weight back with the VSG.... At one time, I weighed 500lbs and I NEVER want to be that big again !!!! I am now down to around 380 as of now but want to weigh 185...... I am proud I have lost this much weight on my own but I feel I need the surgery to help with the rest !!!! God has been the one to get me this far and I know he will finish this journey with me !!!! Good luck to you my friend and may I add how beautiful you are in your profile picture !!!
on 9/15/10 3:59 am
Well I'm glad my information could help you Roger. Thank you for the compliment on my profile picture too! *Giggles* Although, I'm not sure what you are referring to about my success as I haven't even had surgery yet either, I'm still fighting to get it done, a process that I've been in for over a year and a half actively. I am hoping that by Christmas of this year I will be able to finally have my surgery. I have one more appointment with the dietitian next week and if all goes well, she's give me her final okay and pass my file on to the surgeon. Then I think I have one appointment with the surgeon and he'll give me my surgery date... again, that's if he agrees to do the VSG and not the RNY, otherwise, this is another dead end road for me and I'll have to start the whole process over again at another facility for the 4th time!
Anyway, have a great day and good luck with your journey! It sounds like you know what you want and your doing your research, which are two very important aspects to this journey as far as I'm concerned. Along with many other aspects of course.
I hope you remember me and let me know how if you get it approved !! Will remember you in prayer.
Congrats on what you have accomplished so far and good luck with the rest of your journey!
14 pounds lost before surgery. My first ticker is when I hit onderland: this was my goal when I started on this journey. I want to focus on that right now...once I get there I can reevaluate.
My second ticker is my dream goal. Even if I only visit there for a short time, it would be nice to see that number just once. I am pretty sure I'll need plastics to hit this goal.
What did you think of Dr. Neff and the whole experience at Stratford?
on 9/14/10 5:17 am - United Arab Emirates
You won't be unhappy with your sleeve!
I had minimal pain after surgery. Was discharged the day after surgery and never took a pain med once released. And while in the hospital, I would push the morphine button every hour or so because I was afraid I would have pain. I wonder if I really needed it at all. I was completely amazed at how well I did. I expected a lot of pain. Had none. There was some discomfort in the incision sites (with the tape kind of pulling around the sites), but nothing that I needed drugs for. I also had minimal shoulder pain from the gas, but like someone else said, walking helps relieve that.
I have begun to believe I must have a very high pain tolerance. I had never had a surgery before VSG (and I'm 59), so I didn't know what to expect. I worried more about the after-pain than the surgery itself.
Good luck to you! Even if you experience some pain, you would have that pain with RNY too (which is a much more complicated surgery than VSG). It will be worth it!
Also am considered a "lightweight" for this surgery. I have lost 65 lb, and am 5 lb from goal. I revised my goal once already, as I was clearly going to lose more, now wil probably need to revise my goal again, as I continue to lose even though I am no longer trying to. I just try to remember that even though I cannot eat much, I really need to eat the healthiest choices possible.
I do love this sleeve!!