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Denise V.
on 4/13/09 6:47 am
Good Morning All,
I am new to this board as I am new to VA.  We moved here from TX about a month ago.  We are currently living in Manassas waiting for our house to be built in Bristow.  I am looking into having a revision with Dr Halmi and was wondering if anyone knows anything about him?

I met with hi, on the 3rd and I will be going for my upper GI to see if my pouch has stretched or what not this Friday and depending on the results from that, will be moving forward with my revision.  I am currently leaning to the Band over Bypass.  Has anyone had, or know anyone that has done this?  How was their outcome?

Here is a little background on me.  I had Lap RNY on March 21, 2005 went from 319 to 148 was THRILLED!  started gaining slowly, got pregnant (by choice my husband and I were both ready) went up to 190.  No biggie, it was all worth it!  I have now lost all the baby weight, but am not losing anything else, and am starting to gain again...  I am 178-180 and scared to death to see the scale go up anymore!

Sorry, there is no structure what so ever to this post, I am typically much more 'organized', but guess I am just rambling and looking for answers and advise...

Thanks in advanced!
Denise
~*~Denise~*~
Proud Wife to Ben 9/14/04
Proud Mommy to Zoeyann 9/30/08
Biker33
on 4/13/09 7:05 am - Partlow , VA
I just had my surgery completed (RNY) with Dr Tran and Dr Halmi  office this past Monday.  They are very caring and really great surgeons.  I would highly recommend them as to Friends and others.  They really take the time to make sure you understand everything. Good Luck to you.
Denise V.
on 4/13/09 9:04 am
Congrats on the RNY I wish you all the best!  Thank you for your response.  I got the feeling that they were a pretty good group, but it is always nice to hear from someone that has been through it with them....
~*~Denise~*~
Proud Wife to Ben 9/14/04
Proud Mommy to Zoeyann 9/30/08
~ Julie ~
on 4/13/09 7:48 am - Reston, VA
RNY on 04/18/06 with
I don't have any insight about Dr. Halmi or his practice, but  I am a little concerned that you're considering a revision when you are only 180 pounds. For the record, I think, unless things have changed, that you have to still have 100 pounds of excess to lose, regardless of whether you are pre or post op.

Now I don't know you or your situation. Maybe you've had also complications, issues. But I would suggest maybe trying some more conventional means (increased water, protein and exercise, like we have all had drilled into our heads :). Maybe the 5 day pouch test is an option for you.

I am about a year behind you, and also find myself gaining a little bit. I know that my gain is coming from bad choices that I'm making, and I'm trying to correct those choices. Maybe your solution is as simple as that as well.

Best of luck to you.
399    /371  /173.2/155
initial/preop/now/goal


The tough part of WLS is not the first year, it's those that follow.
    
Denise V.
on 4/13/09 9:16 am
Hi Julie!
Thank you for taking time to reply.  I know it sounds crazy that I am looking into a revision at 180 lbs, but there is for sure something wrong with my pouch, the Dr said it has defiantly stretched, but he does not know to what extent, thus the upper GI... 

I have tried everything, the 5DPT, increase water, protein, and cardio....  Nothing is seeming to work for me.  And it seems as though I am ALWAYS hungry, like I can not get enough to eat.  When we go to a restaurant, I can eat a dinner salad and then my entire plate of food, defiantly should not be able to do that.  The Dr said I am a prime candidate for the revision, we are just waiting to hear back from the insurance as to their requirements.

I just hate the idea that I am up over 30lbs from my lowest and 60lbs away from the Dr's goal weight (which I never did get to), it is very alarming to me.  I do not want to see myself in the same place I was a few years ago!

Thanks again, have a great day!
~*~Denise~*~
Proud Wife to Ben 9/14/04
Proud Mommy to Zoeyann 9/30/08
lysb
on 4/13/09 8:52 am - Alexandria, VA
GOod morning:  Drs halmi & tran did my RNY a year ago, i cannot say enough good things about them, they are fabulous, and their staff is as well.  I do agree that you may not be heavy enough for either...welcome to the VA board. lys

 

MerMer
on 4/13/09 12:38 pm
RNY on 06/18/09 with
Hello Denise,

I have not yet had the surgery, I;m actually waiting on my date. But wanted to ask you if you do some type of exercise. My nutritionist and surgeon can't say enough about exercise, exercise and more exercise.

Denise V.
on 4/14/09 5:41 am
Hi there!
Yes, I have always been big on exercise.I worked out 2 and a half hours 5 days a week before I got pregnant, then had to stop while I was pregnant per the Dr as I was considered very high risk.  Once my little one was born and I was released to workout again I hit the gym hard again... I do not think it is a lack of exercise on my behalf, I really think my pouch has stretched, and thus causing the food to go through faster, allowing me to eat more often as I get hungry....

Thanks for taking time to read my post and reply, I really do appreciate it!
~*~Denise~*~
Proud Wife to Ben 9/14/04
Proud Mommy to Zoeyann 9/30/08
vagirl00
on 4/13/09 4:21 pm
RNY on 09/19/07 with
Welcome to the Board, Denise -- and what an adorable little baby you have there!

Drs. Halmi and Tran were my surgeons for my Lap RNY -- you are in great hands!  I wish you all of the best with the revision.  :)
Cindy   Beach    

5'9"   347/200/186/180

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

....Helen Keller

Denise V.
on 4/14/09 5:45 am
Good Morning,

Thank you for reading and posting!  I agree, that is an adorable little baby I have hee hee (can not tell I am a proud mama can ya)

Thanks again and have a great day!
Denise
~*~Denise~*~
Proud Wife to Ben 9/14/04
Proud Mommy to Zoeyann 9/30/08
Ms Court
on 4/13/09 5:04 pm - Remington, VA
RNY on 11/30/05 with
Wanted to say Welcome.  I had Dr. Anez so I can't really answer your questions but wanted to welcome you to the board.

Courtney  305/155/150/217 high/goal/low/current 
**The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life.  Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat...Albert Einstein ** 

          

Denise V.
on 4/14/09 5:46 am
Good Morning,
Thank you for the welcome, I see you are also in Manassas....  We are neighbors :)
~*~Denise~*~
Proud Wife to Ben 9/14/04
Proud Mommy to Zoeyann 9/30/08
Ms Court
on 4/17/09 11:12 am - Remington, VA
RNY on 11/30/05 with
Yes we are!  I was born & raised here.  :)

Courtney  305/155/150/217 high/goal/low/current 
**The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life.  Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat...Albert Einstein ** 

          

caroline2622
on 4/13/09 6:34 pm - Woodbridge , VA
VSG on 09/30/08 with
Denise      I do not know Dr Halmi, but have heard he is an excellant surgeon.  If you are truly considering surgery. Suggest you have the surgery at Fair Oaks Hospital. Great support Hospital system.     I do not recommend having the surgery at Potomac Hospital.    i had surgery there is the past.   Poor quality and anesisist denigned any issues during surgery yet the surgeon reported intebations issues.    Chief anesisist lied to the surgeon as well.   

You want the deserve the best and Fair Oaks Hospital is the best in NO VA .  

I had VSG surgery, so am not anyone to judge as I am not in your shoes.   I understand your concerns about gaining the weight back. Sure we all carry those fears.    I hear Julies concerns for you and hope you make good choices.    

Keep in touch  and Welcome to Virginia Forum. 
 
               lost 140 lbs     

             Extended TT 12/072009     Plastic Surgeon Mitchell Krieger                     
Denise V.
on 4/14/09 5:50 am
GOod Morning,

Thank you for the reply!  I have not yet gotten to research the hospitals, but am planning to start.  I am glad that you shared the info with me, as I was leaning towards Potomac as it is the only hospital I know of besides Prince William (still new to town)...

I will defiantly do my research!
Thanks again!
~*~Denise~*~
Proud Wife to Ben 9/14/04
Proud Mommy to Zoeyann 9/30/08
michelleg111806
on 4/13/09 7:18 pm - Fredericksburg, VA
RNY on 02/23/09 with
Hi  Denise -

I used Dr. Tran and Bluepoint Surgical for my RNY and couldn't recommend them more.  Good Luck with your revision.

Also, just wanted to state, I used Potomac Hospital and had absolutely no problems.  The IV which was administered by the Anethesiologist was the absolute best I had ever gotten.  It was in for 4 days with absolutely no pain or bruising.  The Head Bariatric Nurse came to my room everyday to check on me.  Everyone was very attentive and helpful.  I would also recommend Potomac Hospital.

Good Luck

Lost Since Surgery:
  
6 feet tall
All-Time High - 385lbs

      
Denise V.
on 4/14/09 5:52 am
Hello There!
Thank you for your reply!  I am lad to hear so many people have such good things to say about Bluepoint, it really does help with my 'fears'!

I am a firm believer that each hospital has its ups and downs, and each person will have a different experience.  Therefore all I can do is research, research, research and that is what I plan to do :)

Thanks again!
~*~Denise~*~
Proud Wife to Ben 9/14/04
Proud Mommy to Zoeyann 9/30/08
Melissa N.
on 4/13/09 7:27 pm - Stafford, VA
I had my LAP RNY performed by Bluepoint surgerical group as well.  They have agreat staff and great surgeons.  Ihave my surgery at Potomac and did great.  You have choosen a great group of people there.!

415/375/180/175
highest/surgery day/current/ goal
 

 
Denise V.
on 4/14/09 5:53 am
That is grear news!  Thank you.  I am also wondering about their aftercare?  How is that?
~*~Denise~*~
Proud Wife to Ben 9/14/04
Proud Mommy to Zoeyann 9/30/08
Melissa N.
on 4/14/09 5:27 pm - Stafford, VA
Their aftercare is wonderful.  I am at the point of seeing them at every three months.  THey have a messageboard on their website as well.  www.vwlsc.com  Their Nut, Brittany is wonderful.  You are able to email her with any questions.  They also have a support group on the first Thursday of the month. 

415/375/180/175
highest/surgery day/current/ goal