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  1. This topic is one that you just don't hear much about. It's mainly because it's an easy surgery and patients have very minor issues with the sleeve. So, not much to report. But I do give you kudos for doing your homework about the sleeve surgery. Picking a great surgeon will be the biggest hurdle. Since you have found the OCC, your on the right track.
  2. Here's my thoughts on this subject. DO IT FOR YOURSELF. There's always going to be positive and negative people in your friends/family circle. Sometimes I personally think its better to not tell anyone. You just never know who in your circle is going to be the Debbie Downer.
  3. My advise is to consult the OCC surgery coordinator. I personally never had a drain when I had revision surgery from Band to Sleeve. And I don't remember being stuck at the hotel. The revision surgery was pretty much identical to the Band surgery as far as recovery. Pretty much an easy peasy surgery.
  4. Newbie Questions

    A lot of these questions can be answered by the surgeons or clinics support staff. And a lot of these post surgery side effects I've never heard of or do I know patients that have ever experienced them. For me and 99.9% of the Sleeve patients I know had a pretty normal surgery with no side effects. The surgery is pretty easy peasy. Flying is nothing out of the ordinary. Pain? Didn't have any except a little post op CO2 trapped in my shoulder joints. The only thing I know that's a pain in the butt is the pre and post op diets. If you read all the horror stories on the internet, take those as maybe fake. A patients success depends on how good your surgeon is and how well you follow the pre and post op diets. So,, pick a great surgeon/clinic and be a good doobie and follow the pre and post op diets. PS,, there's nothing that says you need to tell anyone or you can tell the world,, your call.
  5. This is the topic for those who are scheduling their surgery during the month of June. Posting in this topic gives you a chance to meet other patients that are going to be in TJ during this month
  6. This is the topic for those who are scheduling their surgery during the month of May. Posting in this topic gives you a chance to meet other patients that are going to be in TJ during this month
  7. This is the topic for those who are scheduling their surgery during the month of April. Posting in this topic gives you a chance to meet other patients that are going to be in TJ during this month
  8. This is the topic for those who are scheduling their surgery during the month of March. Posting in this topic gives you a chance to meet other patients that are going to be in TJ during this month
  9. This is the topic for those who are scheduling their surgery during the month of February. Posting in this topic gives you a chance to meet other patients that are going to be in TJ during this month
  10. This is the topic for those who are scheduling their surgery during the month of January. Posting in this topic gives you a chance to meet other patients that are going to be in TJ during this month
  11. This topic is for those who are coming to the OCC in 2018 and can meet up with other patients during their stay in TJ.
  12. I'd say you need to see your doctor and get things checked out ASAP. The band can be a high maintenance tool and patients were having a lot of issues after 5 years. Because of this, the lap-band has went by the way-side. New surgery techniques have brought the VGS (Sleeve) to be the front runner for bariatric surgery. Now days patients that are having issues with the band have decided to go with the revision surgery to the sleeve. It may be your time to have that band removed and go with the VGS.
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