Hi Everyone. Im new to the forum scene. I am in the process of having WLS. I'm meeting with my surgeon on April 22nd to let him know which surgery I would like to have. Im torn between the RNY or the Sleeve. Ive done research and read what others have had to say regarding each surgery, but Im just having a difficult time deciding. Im leaning towards the RNY because of less calories being absorbed by the body. But I would appreciate any and all advise/opinions on this question.. Thankyou...
After you meet with your surgeon, you'll have a better idea. Your surgeon will talk with you, review your co-morbid conditions and medical history to help you make the decision best for you.
If you haven't already, check out the RNY and VSG message boards. Post on those boards about why members selected the surgery that they did.
I had RNY but if the Sleeve had been an option for me when I had surgery, I don't know which one I would have selected.
RNYers absorb less calories AND nutrients after eating, have to take costly supplements, and have to get at least annual labs (bloodwork) done to keep everything in check. RNYers tend to lose weight faster than Sleeves.
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I have a sleeve, and my doctor also has me do a full set of bloodwork before appointments. (1 month, 3 month, 6 month, and then yearly once I hit that point.) I also have to take vitamins, perhaps not as many as someone who's has RNY-- but still a multi, iron, and B12 based on the results of my bloodwork.
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VSG 2013, lost 150lb - RNY conversion 2019 due to GERD