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Hello,

I am a 53 year old woman and have battled with weight issues most of my life.

I have only now considered bariatric surgery since learning about Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty and wanting to hear from anyone on this forum who may have had this procedure.

Cheers!

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Welcome @DeeCee!

You may be interested in this section, and starting something off:  http://www.bandingtogether.com.au/community/forum/75-endoscopic-sleeve-gastroplasty/

I've just done a search under "Endoscopic" and came up with quite a few comments:  http://www.bandingtogether.com.au/community/search/?q=endoscopic  

All the best! 

 

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Welcome DeeCee,

I had a gastric sleeve (not endoscopic), just over 2 years ago at the age of 58. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner having been obese for most of my adult life. I'm loving life and enjoying pastimes and activities that I would never have contemplated before losing the weight. And I believe that the weight loss has prolonged my working life and increased my earning capacity. Whether we like to admit it or not we are often judged by how we look rather than how capable we are at work.

Molly

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Welcome DeeCee

I have a date set for my ESG in mid October, wish it were sooner but the delay is my own doing due to work, days are counting down quick though :)  I will be travelling to NSW from Tassie for the procedure which has added to the cost (accomm is expensive due to school holidays, I should have picked my timing better).

Ideally ESG is for BMI between 30 and 40, however, I have read of people having the procedure whose BMIs are outside the range.  Some people seem to have more success than others, it seems to come down to surgeon skill (and the restriction they stitch) plus people's expectations.  With an ESG total weight loss is likely to be lower and slower than the surgical options.

Maybe worthwhile contacting the Dr/ clinics that seem to have undertaken the most ESG procedures, there is the BMI Clinic (Dr Sartoretto) in Double Bay and Dr Graeme Rich (but not sure which clinic he is associated with).

There are a couple of Australian ESG FB pages if you are interested.  If you are concerned about privacy re your fb friends seeing you joining a WLS group, join FB with an alias like I did.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/274220686385864/        

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1912403589016864/

There is a USA ESG page too

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1935274250043041/

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