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jmm1234
on 1/20/19 10:00 pm
DS on 11/01/14
Topic: RE: For those who have lost TOO MUCH weight...

My experience is almost identical to your including the 17.9 bmi, ugly comments from friends and family, reflux but under control and healthy in all other respects. I'm in year 5 and did stabilize about 25lbs over my lowest weight but still 25lbs below my original goal. I'm stable now and expect to stay where I am long term.

jmm1234
on 1/20/19 9:56 pm
DS on 11/01/14
Topic: RE: For those who have lost TOO MUCH weight...

That's not really true. In year 5, after gaining about 25lbs, I'm now still 25lbs below my original goal weight. I'm pretty sure this will be my long term weight, so now I'm comfortable with being the thinnest person everywhere I go. It's not always a good thing but it's still fine since my health is good.

I know there are enough others like me that it's a valid concern.

Taylemortae
on 1/20/19 9:31 pm
VSG on 01/22/15
Topic: VSG to DS

Anyone that has had revision surgery that could possibly help with info or useful websites that can help explain the diet from VSG to DS and what life is like afterwards. I'm having a hard time finding information. Was wondering if there will be a huge change seeing as though I already have the sleeve. ?? Thank you

Sadsleeved
on 1/20/19 9:52 am
Topic: RE: Any surgeons do VSG to DS revisions in central Florida?

Thank you so very much. This is very heartening! I am so excited to get the ball rolling this week.

Valerie G.
on 1/19/19 1:49 pm - Northwest Mountains, GA
Topic: RE: Any surgeons do VSG to DS revisions in central Florida?

Larra nailed it - Dr. Dennis Smith had a great reputation as a DS surgeon and is greatly missed in Atlanta after he moved to FL. He is your best bet.

Valerie
11 years post op DS 
There is room on this earth for all of God's creatures..next to the mashed potatoes

MLC45
on 1/19/19 5:14 am
Topic: RE: I'm sorry if this has been asked a million times - has anyone self paid for their surgery?

I had the RNY almost 19 years ago. I was self pay and it cost me $13K. I took a second mortgage out on my house for about 1/2 of it to pay the doctor and made monthly payments to the hospital for the other 1/2. It was worth every penny I spent and would do it again today if I needed to.

Sadsleeved
on 1/18/19 8:31 pm
Topic: RE: Any surgeons do VSG to DS revisions in central Florida?

Larra,

Thank you SO MUCH for this information. I will be reaching out to his office on Monday!

larra
on 1/18/19 3:36 pm - bay area, CA
Topic: RE: Any surgeons do VSG to DS revisions in central Florida?

Dr. Dennis Smith in Celebration, Fla does the DS and has an excellent reputation. I don't know whether or not he does VSG to DS revisions, but his office staff should be able to answer that question. More info coming to you in a pm.

Larra

Sadsleeved
on 1/18/19 1:38 pm
Topic: Any surgeons do VSG to DS revisions in central Florida?

Hello All,

Sorry if there is a better place to ask this or if it's been asked before. I'm in Tampa, FL and cannot find anyone who will do a VSG to DS revision. I was sleeved in 2014 and got down to 160, but today I'm weighing 225... it's slowly creeping up and I'm alarmed. Any advice or info would be greatly appreciated.

DonRobbie
on 1/18/19 1:16 pm
DS on 12/18/18 with
Topic: RE: I'm sorry if this has been asked a million times - has anyone self paid for their surgery?

I had a virgin DS for $10,000 at Mexicali Bariatric a month ago (regular price was $11000, but I was able to get a special).

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