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Old 06-11-2017, 03:09 PM   #13
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WOE: VSG - Keto - Gluten, Coffee and Egg Allergies
Start Date: 1997; Recommit May 2007 @355; VSG March 2010
Originally Posted by nurseypoo5 View Post
Our Aetna will finally pay (tummy tucks etc no and I'll have to have some work. Maybe Mexico won't kill me). I'm soooo torn up over the sleeve vs the bypass. Isn't a sleeve the first stage of bypass if needed? Such as reflux or low weight loss they finish the sleeve with the bypass. I'm kinda confused as I'm a pediatric person lol.
No the sleeve used to be phase one for super morbidly obese people where a DS would be too dangerous. When they revise from sleeve to rny it's different and complicated. My reflux is much better since I found out in allergic to wheat (gluten) and coffee along with egg (my only did allergy I knew of at time of surgery). But it is a known side effect of VSG.

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