I had the band in 05 and it took 9 months to get restriction , bad after care , problems started. My doc also recommended RNY over sleeve , I wish the sleeve had been around when I had my band !! , I know after the band that I would eat around a restrictive only procedure. I think my doc said RNY because of esophagus issues.
It took me 4 months to get the surgery , I had to jump through all the hoops again , even though I still had the same insurance, they said because the removal wasn't an emergency and it had been 7 years with the band.
I feel so much better with RNY and believe me I was always against it , when I eat I feel full and stop, with the band I felt pain waited for pain to go away and finished eating , every bite was painful. One thing I was disappointed about with the band was that the full feeling was so weird , and unnatural.
Now I feel totally normal when I eat...wonderful
My doc is taking out more bands than he is puting in
Donna Q. --5'8" -60 years old
hw320 sw276 lw with band 195 gw 160-180?
pre sw 258 lw RNY 162 cw 203