I had my band put in on june 17th 2006 and after 10 years it slipped so I had it replaced with the sleeve. I would like to go back to the band and want to know has anyone ever had this done.
You can't "go back" from a sleeve. They removed ~80% of your stomach. It's gone. Forever.
I've never heard of anyone banding a sleeve? Why would you want to do that? The Sleeve itself gives you great restrictions. The band is designed to give restriction. I don't know that there is much value in further restricting a sleeve.
Why do you want this?
I know someone who had surgery at a different hospital but comes to our support groups. She had a band placed over her bypass. It did not go well for her and she eventually got it removed. I assume it would be similar to a band over sleeve-meaning I doubt it would be positive.
I've never heard of a band over sleeve. Putting a band in, at any time, is a bad idea. The rate of eventual complications is 100 percent.
6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.
Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.
M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.
I've heard of other people that have done it but I'm not sure how well they did.
I don't think it's a good idea. I've heard of some real horror stories with the band just over a regular stomach much less a sleeved one. I think it makes better sense to get the DS. You're already halfway there. Many people need more than just restriction to get to goal & maintain it.
No one surgery is better than the other, what works for one may not work for another. T-Rebel
Having a band over your sleeve causes a huge risk of your band slipping into your esophagus. If you do into the LapBand section of this forum, you will see a lot of people recommend not getting it.
The sleeve already gives you quite a lot of restriction. If you have stretched it to the point of being able to gain weight back again, you may want to see a dietitian to go over your diet.
Referral: June 2017
RNY with Dr. Neville in Ottawa: January 8th, 2018
Age: 25 // Height: 5'2