Topic: RE: I've lost 60 lbs, but it's not worth it.
I too did extensive research looking for stories of complications.
Most of them I found concerning RNY. Of course, there is more long-term data on the bypass than the VSG.
My best advice, although unwarranted, would be to continue doing your research and carefully look into several surgeons in your area. Check their stats on deaths and complications. What were the complications stemmed from after surgery....non-compliance from the patient or surgical error?
I did my research and spoke to patients myself. I decided to go with a bariatric center 2 hours away because their reputation was outstanding. 0 deaths, way under the national avg for complications. They covered the whole gammit in one building to cover the patients needs. Psych, nutrition, exercise, surgery, more nutrition, they even have support groups right at the center. They make themselves very available to you. Even my surgeon gives his cell phone to you after surgery.
No wonder so many out of staters go to see him. Well, there's actually 2 Dr's in the facility.
Best wishes to you too!
"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it." William Duran