Today I received the following comment:
Was there a reason you chose the band instead of the RNY surgery?
I don't think I ever wrote on this topic and it is an important one. For me it was a simple decision:
- All my 'guts' stay the way they were originally.
- There are no absorption issues.
- It is reversible.
- The long-term weightloss has been shown to be comparable.
- It is adjustable.
Everyone has his or her personal reasons for their choice of WLS. These were mine. For others RNY is the preferred choice and I respect everyone's choice regardless of what it is. For those of you that have had or are considering WLS, please chime in here, everyone's perspective is appreciated.