About a week back I posted asking VSG vs bypass(you might be able to find the post). Everyone *****sponded told me they picked the VSG over bypass because of the malabsorption issue and complications. I have been researching and found there are not nearly as many complications with the VSG. The malabsorption with bypass only helps with weight loss for the first two years or so and then you are left with malabsorption with no benefit. Also, I have read that bypass people can gain back weight easier because the part of the stomach that is left is the stretchy part, whereas with VSG, the stretchy part is taken off. I have read about many many success stories with great amounts of weight loss. Because of what I have read on this forum and what I have learned, I have decided not to get the bypass, which insurance pays for and to pay out of pocket to get the sleeve. Hopefully your mind will be put at ease. Good luck with surgery!