I have deliberately waited longer with this evaluation, because I also wanted to say something about the result. I decided to have an Endo Sleeve (OverStitch procedure) last year in October and everything went very well from the first consultation to the surgery and the day in the clinic and the follow-up appointment. The entire staff in Dortmund was always friendly and professional. All my questions (and I had a whole list) were answered and there was always a contact person. My first contact was Julius Imort, whom I would like to thank once again, as he responded quickly to every e-mail from me and took very good care of me. Even when I had problems with my gall bladder a few weeks after the operation and the clinic that was treating me wanted to have an okay from the Weight Doctors including a gastroscopy first, the team made a quick appointment for this possible and they put my "control gastroscopy" in their plan in between. All was well with the sleeve and the other clinic was able to remove my gallbladder.
About the gastric surgery itself:
The first 2-3 hours after the surgery are really "sorry" shit, but from then on it only goes uphill 😅. Pain I had hardly, if rather a pressing feeling in the stomach in the first days. At first I had some "bammel" before the strict diet plan, especially in the first 14 days. But that was completely unfounded, I had almost no appetite and so it was easy to cope. The rest of the reintroduction to eating also went super according to plan. You learn to eat again and to be more active again, so to speak. If you stick to everything and maintain what you have learned after the first few weeks, the pounds will fall off by themselves.
Now to the result: After 31 weeks I have lost 40.1 kg, which makes me very proud and gives me a motivational boost every time I weigh myself. In the whole time I have never been hungry, because now I feel again when I am full. I very rarely have "cravings" for something, since I eat, I think, balanced and protein-rich. I am much more active again than I was six months ago and have rarely had "stagnation" on the scale in that time. Overall, the decision to have the surgery was more than right for me, despite the costs involved. I would do it again and again. A few kilos I would still like to lose (10-20kg would be great 😉) but that will work out, then it goes to holding so that I never carry so much ballast with me again.
Thanks again to the whole team in Dortmund, you are great!