Gastric bypass to sleeve
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.
ALL forms of WLS have potential short- and long-term complications. The DS, when performed by an experienced surgeon, has no more short-term risks than the RNY. When the patient is compliant, the long-term risks are ALSO no more that with the RNY. But the DS has the very BEST long-term, maintained weight-loss stats, period.
Sounds to me like you're heard all the DS 'horror stories' but not the real facts. I'm 9+ years post DS, and I've had no complications, either short- or long-term. I average 2 BMs a day, within the first hour or so after I get up in the AM. I eat around 2500-3000 tasty high-protein, high-fat, moderate-carb calories every day, but only absorb about half of them. I also take vitamins four times a day, and get a full blood workup once a year.
Your welcome. I personally do not think the RNY Tune-up works long term. I would be interested to hear from those who had this 6 or 7 ago. Take it one step at a time. You have to make this decision yourself complications happen in any surgery
You do have Dr. Roslin a vetted revision Dr. in NYC. You should call his office and discuss your options. See what your Insurance covers. Good luck and let me know what you decide.
Mitchell Roslin, MD, FACS *
Paresh C. Shah, MD, FACS *
Lenox Hill Hospital
Manhattan Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery Program
186 East 76th Street, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-434-3285 or 1-888-949-9334 toll free
Hi do you know when the revision seminar is and where? I live in southern CT and I am only about 45-50 minutes from Manhattan. I had RNY 4/23/2003 and lost 101 pounds I would have like to have lost 145 pounds but was thankful for the the gift of 100 pounds I was careful about everything I ate and became a bit of a gym rat however the weight initially remained the same in spite of diet and daily active in the gym now it has creeped up and I have gained 18 pounds and afraid of gaining more.
Thanks for the information I attended the seminar on Tuesday at Lenox Hill. Dr. Roslin was not the the speaker it was Dr. Yatcov. Anyway I have my consult with the Dr. Roslin on Wednesday 14 may 13 and I also made an appt( 22 Wed) with my original surgeon Dr. Elariny in VA who is very skilled and of course I will only have the revision by Dr. Roslin or Dr. Elariny. thanks again
so have you met with Dr. Roslin? ( i meet with him next week and I am just wondering if he is supportive regarding the revieison surgery?) I am self pay so I a hopeful to begin the process next week. I dont take the surgery lightly as I did not take my RNY lightly any time anesthesia is involved it is a serious situation. I have been researching this for 3 months now and I will only have the DS for my revision. I was 303 before RNY ( 10 years ago 4/10/03) and I have done all the exercising and dieting but have mangaged to gain 18lbs and now I am 210 and I never got to my goal weight of 145-150 so I am looking to get to my goal and I think based on my ten years of compliance I willhave no issues keeping it off.