Hi everyone,Please email me if you had the Gastric bypass and you had a lap band afterwards to lose additional weight. Want to know if this was successful for you. I want to lose another 60 to 80 pounds and I am thinking of having the lap band to do that. I have already lost about 300 pounds. Hope to hear from you and thanks in advance for your replies.Yolanda
JaneSweetz on 6/4/08 8:20 am, edited 6/4/08 8:20 am
That is a tremendous amount of weight!!! Wonderful job - WOWsers ..... I have seen people talk about having done that on the revision board. If you look around there you will find people.
Just in case you hadnt received a response.
Lap band takes along time to loose the weight with it. You might go back to your bariatric surgeon and see if you pouch has stretched out. They can do a revision to the pouch and make it smaller. I really don't think that you would be happy with the lap band...but who knows????? I have heard of the other way around....going from band to RNY....but never RNY to band. Good luck with your revision and congradulations on your successful WLS.
Hugs and blessings ~~~ Vivian
GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CAN NOT CHANGE; COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS THAT I CAN; AND THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE !!!! THIS IS MY DAILY PRAYER.
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There are several folks on the Lap Band bord that have added a band after their Bypass in order to increase the amount of restriciton on their pouch. Can I just say you have done a wonderful job thus far and I view you as one of my new Sheroes!