Hi Randi, My mom is considering getting bariatric surgery in the near future. I am actually at a session with her right now learning about it. Is there any insight that you can give me about your experience so that I may be able to help her better? She isn't sure whether she is ready for the surgery, or what option to go with. Any advice that you have would be super super helpful. Thanks!!
The best advice I can offer is that she has to be 100% ready. It’s not going to be easy. None of the options are the magic solution, it still takes a lot of work to lose the weight and keep it off. Gastric bypass and the sleeve tend (I’ve seen) to promote quicker weight loss in the beginning while the LapBand is slower. However, the LapBand is the only one that is reversible, which is why I chose that one. It’s a rough battle. Let me know if I can help any more!!