I had a gastric band removed and then they fitted me with a gastric sleeve. Prior to this surgery, I did a lot of research. I decided on KCM because patients spoke highly of them. For the first two days after the surgery, I felt pretty zonked out but by the third day, everything was fine. I took five weeks off work in total. I’d give them a 5/5. What a first class experience!
We weren’t sure which procedure we’d be doing until the doctor opened me up and had a look inside. Because I had too much scar tissue, we opted for a gastric sleeve. I knew when we went in for the surgery that this might be an outcome, so I was prepared. However, in terms of results, the gastric sleeve is not what I expected.
The restriction isn’t as good as I’d hoped, but my research prepared me for this eventuality. For some reason, people who’ve had a gastric band don’t get the same restriction as somebody getting a sleeve done for the first time. I do have some restriction because small portions satisfy me, but I can’t get by on the minute meals some people eat. They quoted me 6000 Euros and we stuck to this price. In terms of aftercare, there was always someone available online to answer my questions (they have a Facebook group and so on).
Everything was good, but I especially loved the hotel. They put me up in a 4-star hotel with a beautiful reception area. The surgeon himself was very skilled and professional. The surgery left me with four little keyhole scars, but they’re not so bad. They also gave me a prescription for pain meds I could use during recovery.