I havent heard of anyone who has been re-sleeved. Ive only read that it can be a little bit of a dangerous procedure. Have you considered instead a revision to a DS instead?
As for your fear of whether or not you will lose weight, that result is entirely up to you. Regardless of the size of your stomach, you will still be responsible for the quality and quantity of food you put in your mouth, and the amount of exercise you get. The sleeve is merely a tool - it shouldn't be used as a primary tool for weight loss - you need to make a life style change to the point where even if you didnt have the sleeve, youd still be able to maintain. Im 17 mo post VSG, and if I wanted to, I could put away a serious amount of ffood in any given day but I have to chose NOT to.
I wish you the best of luck with your surgery - i will definitely be interested in following your surgery to see how it goes!
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I would be very hesitant to have a surgeon do a procedure he'd never done before on me. I think I would also consider revising to the DS.
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Appeal your insurance company's decision---they can often be overturned. If a restriction-only surgery didn't work for you the first time, what makes you think it will the second time around?
And it sounds to ME like he fully intends to go into surgery planning on doing the bypass. After all, it's in his skill set. (*grin*) Then, you wake up and he says "Oops, sorry, couldn't do the resleeve, went with bypass instead."
If you WANT a bypass, fine. Just be aware that the malabsorption of CALORIES goes away in 18-24 months, but you'll malabsorb vitamins and minerals for the rest of your life.
If you truly have a large amount of fundus left, you can be resleeved because you are supposed to have almost all of that removed!
Member KimChee has been resleeved, see her thread here
She used Dr. Aceves for her re-sleeve because he is experienced with doing it.
On another forum I'm on called VerticalSleeveTalk, there is a member there named aceves_soon who got re-sleeved a couple of months ago because her surgeon also left her a huge sleeve. She says she can feel a large difference and it's a lot better.
She ALSO used Dr. Aceves!! If you are going to get re-sleeved, please consider Dr. Aceves!!