Substantial comparative and long-term data have now been published in peer-reviewed studies demonstrating durable weight loss, improved medical co-morbidities, long-term patient satisfaction, and improved quality of life after SG.
The ASMBS therefore recognizes SG as an acceptable option as a primary bariatric procedure and as a ﬁrst-stage procedure in high-risk patients as a part of a planned staged approach.
I feared my future more then anything
Its normal to have some fear hell its surgery, this is such a serious discussion. I tell people this should be used as a very, very final straw. My co-mobility’s drive me to bariatric surgery family history of high blood pressure, type 1 diabetes, heart disease and then there are my awesome aching knees (just joking on the awesome part) but after doing research, attending seminars and asking some questions to local nutritionist, doctors, nurse and my then insurance company. This surgery is not cheap (range from 18,000-30,000) its important to have a strategy when planning such a life changing event. This is permanent and for many see this as a quick fix. Those future and/or current bariatric’s are setting their self’s up for extreme failure physical, financial and emotional pain if you don’t change your minds thought process.