I revised from RNY to DS in December. It has not been easy but it was really the only viable option for me. More about my surgery and complications can be found on my profile.
Hi there. I went from the SLEEVE to the BYPASS... just curious on why you think you didn't lose as much as you wanted to? I'm 7 weeks out from the revision and have lost 35 pounds so far but it seems to be slowing down now. Any suggestions on what to or not to do..
Have you checked to see if this is possible because I've been on these boards for over 6 years and I have never heard of anyone going from RNY to sleeve. Maybe it is something new I haven't heard of but I would think someone would know about it if it were being done on a regular basis.
Yes this is possible. I am living proof and it is discussed here daily. First part of the conversion to DS is to put the stomach back together then sleeve it. It is a complicated serious surgery and thus very few Dr's are vetted or qualified to preform this surgery.
Smilingjamie has posted a list of DS revision Dr's. Do a search. If I find it I will post it...
Dr. Keshishian, located in California
Dr. Rabkin, located in California
Dr. Stewart, located in Texas
Dr. Simper, locted in Utah
Dr. Elariny, located in Virginia
Dr. Roslin, located in New York
Dr. Buchwald, located in Minnesota
Of course, the above doctors are in the United States
Dr. Baltasar, located in Spain
Dr. Marchesini, located in Brazil
Your odds of taking off all your excess weight, and keeping it off long-term, are best with the complete DS, not just the Sleeve. There are couple of things they've tried to reduce the size of your pouch and/or tighten up your stoma, but they don't seem to work very well. You definitely do NOT want them shortening your intestines while keeping your pouch---with short intestines, you really need to be able to eat like a DSer.