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  1. Bigm666

    Gastric Sleeve Surgery - Adelaide

    I'm in Adelaide also dealing with Ashford, had a great session with Dr Sabine, will be seeing dr Teague next month to verify and confirm but I've opted for RNY BYPASS. There's alot of good responses I've heard about Ashford overall and they don't have all that extra added costs for specialists its all once cost for surgery gap anaesthetist no hidden extras really where some others I looked into had extras. Dr Sabine was great to talk to and he said they go with the straightforward approach. I'm still 4 months out for the 12 month cut off so that's when my op is scheduled end of September, will be seeing dr Teague end of June to confirm everything and find out more about the surgery and hospitalization stay. I've been told I'll need to see dietitian before pre-op diet just to be ready for surgery and that's it. I think they said maybe 2 full days in hospital will be needed depending on how I feel afterwards. @ReneeB your daughter was very brave, but I assume her life has changed dramatically. It must be like a new life! I know of 2 other girls, one was 17 and the other was 19 both had surgery and lost I think 50kgs completely changed everything! They became so much more happier and much more confident! It's amazing what's capable if we really put our minds to it.. It's definitely a lot of work no matter what surgery you get! If you want more information I'm now on bariatricpal.com tons more members!!
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    Band to bypass

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    KEEN ON BYPASS need help

    Hey there I'm still 5 months out from the 12 month cut off but I've decided and gone with ASHFORD here in Adelaide had my first consultation with the Dr discussed everything and agreed on the RNY bypass; I'll be seeing Surgeon for the first time in 2 months then Dietician before I start pre-op diet and finally have the operation end of September is the plan so long as all goes to plan Getting closer everyday very excited I've now joined bariatric pal website which has much more activity and been reading tons! I'm currently at 145kgs and my end goal I feel would be around 85kgs as I'm 184cm tall puts me right at the edge of healthy BMI but I'm not so worried about BMI scale it will all depend on how I look and feel towards the end of my journey Cheers. Mikey
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    Getting back on track

    I haven't gone through the surgery yet. But I know the struggle with alcohol. I'm 34 I stopped drinking 3 years ago it was hard but it was the best decision but I had been drinking on and off since I was 18 but had my first drink at 13.. It's possible
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    Ashford Dr Sabine

    Finally had my first consultation few weeks ago with dr Sabine went so much better than I expected very positive. Dr agreed with me in regards to the bypass RNY. Still have over 5 months until my 12 month cut off so he said when I'm closer will have another meeting with him and the surgeon this time then see Dietician before surgery day Much more straight forward no hurdles. should have surgery end of September cannot wait I have already started stocking up on protein powder and canned tuna and salmon which no doubt I'll be living off for a while love finding deals and specials! Ashford seems to be the way to go!!
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    Ashford Dr Sabine

    Finally had my first consultation few weeks ago with dr Sabine went so much better than I expected very positive. Dr agreed with me in regards to the bypass RNY. Still have over 5 months until my 12 month cut off so he said when I'm closer will have another meeting with him and the surgeon this time then see Dietician before surgery day Much more straight forward no hurdles. should have surgery end of September cannot wait I have already started stocking up on protein powder and canned tuna and salmon which no doubt I'll be living off for a while love finding deals and specials! Ashford seems to be the way to go!!
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    Checking in

    You got the proper DS or BPD Ds or SIPS How much with loss total in how many months :)
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    ADELAIDE BYPASS HELP

    I've finally found the MGB or SIPS you talk about its also called mini BYPASS but I've read any complications with reflux or something and there's really no difference between the 2 bypasses in regards to weight loss you still have to be strict with your intake
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    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    52kg in 9 months is great! Can you tell me your daily intake of food and exercise? Also do you take much vitamins? I need to lose 60kgs to be at my goal weight but BMI says my goal is right on the edge on healthy which is ridiculous so don't put all your thought on the BMI scale please
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    ADELAIDE BYPASS HELP

    Sounds like bypass. Causes the same malabsorption problem and requires vitamin supplements due to the calorie deficit. Yeah I don't think it's even in SA it's not mentioned on any local Dr websites. I think bypass is just as effective. I need to lose 60kgs so you are my inspiration. For you to be able to do that in just 8 months is amazing for a lady as usually it is harder for females I've been told...
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    ADELAIDE BYPASS HELP

    I've never asked what exactly is SIPS I've never heard about it in SA. How does it differ to the sleeve or BYPASS You've done really well losing what 60kgs is it?
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    ADELAIDE BYPASS HELP

    Yeah good idea I guess. I'll have to see what the doctor says before I commit but I know I'd like the RNY BYPASS and of course I want to be fitter and healthier and live longer
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    ADELAIDE BYPASS HELP

    I'm quite the opposite my immune system is great I can't remember the last time I took Panadol. my weight is really my only issue and the co morbidities that go with that. So the bypass to me seems much more efficient and better method but everyone has their preferences. I don't mind taking vitamins everyday. I've still gotta wait for my phi to get to the 12 months before in able to have the surgery which is fine because it gives me time to save up and prepare myself mentally.
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    ADELAIDE BYPASS HELP

    I replied above before I could quote you my bad but would love to hear more..
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    ADELAIDE BYPASS HELP

    Thanks for your response. Did they advise the sleeve or did they explain both options to you? I've seen their website so I know about the 4k was just curious on any hidden costs? Is the dietician before or after op? How many months was it from first appointment to the final surgery? My PHI is full cover no extras. I've done tons of research and been planning this for a long time so I know all the pros and cons that's for sure. I'm ready mentally. I'm still amazed how affordable it is compared to what I had thought. I'm so looking forward to it I feel the bypass is my best option but I'll obviously discuss with the dr and surgeon. Is it true I should start the ball rolling at least 6 months prior to my 12 month time frame? Tnx Mike
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