any information re: stomach stapling surgery?

  1. I have been trying without success to lose weight for years now. I am considering having the stomach stapling surgery. I spoke with my Mom and she is very against it. Her secretary about 20 years ago had it done and had many complications. She couldn't eat anything and had to have another surgery to have it reversed. My mother has also had bad reactions to surgery and medications so it makes her nervous. I am planning on speaking with a doctor to find out what the risks are today. It's just that I know 3 people who have done it within the past year and not only have they not had any complications but they were also very successful with their weight loss. I was just wondering if any of you have seen the results of this surgery and could tell me your opinions on the subject. My husband said he will support whatever decision I make. I will do lots of research before I make a decision, but would like to hear what you all have to say as well. Thanks, Kimberly
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