can someone explain this to me?

Married2005
on 9/6/12 11:51 am - NJ

I am in he preliminary stages of opting for VSG. My BMI is 44.  Would someone explain the following statement to me please?:

Limiting results appear promising as a single stage procedure for low BMI patiens (BMI 30-50)

What do they mean by limiting results?

Amy 2bhealthy
on 9/6/12 11:57 am - STL Metro, IL
VSG on 09/13/12
I would interpret that to mean a limited sample of results, not a huge amount of data.

Amy

Revision: Realize band to VSG....loving my sleeve!! 

 

mimij
on 9/6/12 12:01 pm - McDonough, GA
VSG on 10/03/12
I would agree with blessedmama.

MIMI  Highest weight 215  SW 203  GW 125   M1 -22  M2 -12  M3 -11  M4 -7  M5 -10  M6 -5  M7 -6  M8 -5  M9 -4  M10 -3  In maintenance since June 2013  HT- 5'2"  

        

    

Married2005
on 9/6/12 12:04 pm - NJ
Oh, Ok. I didnt read it like that but what yall say makes sense. Thank God I don't have to do this alone! )
mimij
on 9/6/12 12:41 pm - McDonough, GA
VSG on 10/03/12
Isn't that the truth! We are in this together and it really does help to have support. Best wishes to you.

MIMI  Highest weight 215  SW 203  GW 125   M1 -22  M2 -12  M3 -11  M4 -7  M5 -10  M6 -5  M7 -6  M8 -5  M9 -4  M10 -3  In maintenance since June 2013  HT- 5'2"  

        

    

califsleevin
on 9/6/12 9:54 pm, edited 9/6/12 2:55 am - CA
On September 6, 2012 at 6:51 PM Pacific Time, Married2005 wrote:

I am in he preliminary stages of opting for VSG. My BMI is 44. Would someone explain the following statement to me please?:

Limiting results appear promising as a single stage procedure for low BMI patiens (BMI 30-50)

What do they mean by limiting results?

I suspect that they are saying "limited results" which in this context sounds like a reference from studies done maybe ten years ago where the initial use of the VSG was the first stage of a DS (duodenal switch, which uses the VSG as its basis along with intestinal rerouting) for patients who were too large or ill to withstand the longer operation in one step. The VSG was done by itself and once the patient lost enough weight and was healthier to withstand the second operation, the intestines would be rerouted to complete the DS. In some cases, the patient lost enough weight with the VSG alone that the second operation was not necessary, so the VSG started being considered as a stand alone (or "single stage") WLS procedure, primarily for lower BMI patients.

1st support group/seminar - 8/03 (has it been that long?)  

Wife's DS - 5/05 w Dr. Robert Rabkin   VSG on 5/9/11 by Dr. John Rabkin

 

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