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 9/14/10 8:59 pm
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.