After lots of research I had made the decision to have sleeve gastrectomy.
As a bit of back ground I am 108 kg and 164cm tall. I currently do not have any major health issues but am pre diabetic with raised cholesterol levels and surer with lower back and joint pains related to my weight. I have had more attempts to lose weight than I can remember and always manage to put it back on with interest!
Well I went to the initial consultation with surgeon yesterday and he through a spanner in the works of my decision by recommending a mini-bypass. I didn't think my health issues would warrant going that far but his comment was 'if you want to be sleeved that should work for a while and then you can go to by-pass in a couple of years when you stall.'
I'm self funding and can't afford to do this again so if it fails that's tough and I will have to live with it but the things I've heard about by-pass, and my experience with patients who have had them, makes me very wary.
I know the decision is mine but would appreciate any thoughts or comments I need to do my research and bounce the ideas around.