I was never asked to consider a sleeve as an option when I had my surgery almost 7 years ago. I did however go on to meet several sleeve patients at one of my support group meetings and we discussed the differences in the surgical option and wondered what differences we might encounter longer term. At the time there weren’t any long-term studies that I knew of to look at nor much published information on outcomes. Now there’s so much more and the procedure seems to have grown enormously in popularity to become the number one procedure worldwide.
I’m very happy with the outcome of my bypass and can discuss in great detail the pros and cons of the bypass compared to the band. Here now is some up to date information about the sleeve for those who are considering it or scheduled for such surgery ….