Gastric bypass to sleeve

PRETTE84
on 4/30/13 7:27 pm - ROSEDALE, NY
RNY on 10/25/10 with
I'm thinking about having revision surgery from gastric bypass to the sleeve bcuz I only lost about 84lbs with the bypass and I was 299. My lowest weight was 215 and I just had a baby. My current weight is 250 after having my baby. I'm so scared to do the revision surgery. Anyone who went from gastric bypass to sleeve please tell me ur experience or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
Whit
on 4/30/13 7:33 pm
Revision on 12/10/12

Hi,

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.

Good luck

Whitney

Revision from RNY to DS 12/10/12 Dr. Ara Kesishian BMI: 19

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rows4u
on 4/30/13 7:35 pm
Revision on 03/11/13 with

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..

PRETTE84
on 5/1/13 12:46 am - ROSEDALE, NY
RNY on 10/25/10 with
I never heard of anyone going from sleeve to bypass. I didn't lose enough weight with the bypass bcuz I didn't eat the rite foods and I was able to anything rite back in a few weeks of having the bypass. It was so easy for me to eat bigger in a couple of months and I didn't like that. I couldn't eat a lot of foods to help control my eating. Or only eat a very small portion and I had a baby 5 months ago and I gained 30 lbs. I wish I could have the bypass all over again.
Hislady
on 4/30/13 8:49 pm - Vancouver, WA

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.

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Whit
on 4/30/13 9:14 pm
Revision on 12/10/12

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...

Best,

Whitney

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Whit
on 4/30/13 9:19 pm
Revision on 12/10/12

 dsfacts.com

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

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Tracy Ta Da
on 5/17/13 1:55 pm - Hurst, TX
RNY on 12/31/03 with

Where did you do the majority of your research, dsfacts?

PRETTE84
on 5/1/13 12:38 am - ROSEDALE, NY
RNY on 10/25/10 with
Thank you so much whit. I read ur profile and I saw it wasn't a easy surgery but congrats on ur success and stay strong. Did you know that with the gastric bypass they can also tighten up the pouch or shave it back down or shorten the intestines so you can start losing weight again??? Anyone familiar with theses other procedures after having the gastric bypass???
MsBatt
on 5/2/13 1:43 pm

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.

PRETTE84
on 5/2/13 7:02 pm - ROSEDALE, NY
RNY on 10/25/10 with
Really but the DS has so many short and long complications am so scared to do it but it seems like the best thing. How many bowel movements a day do u have with the DS??? Anyone who has DS can answer this as well. Oh and did u have any complications???
MsBatt
on 5/5/13 4:15 pm

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.

 

Linda_S
on 5/2/13 3:55 pm - Eugene, OR

I will, hopefully, be going from RNY to sleeve soon.  I need my duodenum back -- BADLY!  Must get rid of this hypoglycemia!

Success supposes endeavor. - Jane Austen

Whit
on 5/2/13 8:50 pm
Revision on 12/10/12

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.

Best,

Whit

 

Mitchell Roslin, MD, FACS *
Email: mroslin@lenoxhill.net 
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 
Fax: 212-434-3250
 

 

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PRETTE84
on 5/2/13 10:19 pm - ROSEDALE, NY
RNY on 10/25/10 with
Actually I called his office today am doing a free seminar soon for revision surgery. I spoke to his assistant but I have to wait a year first bcuz I just had a 5 months old baby.
dhenrn
on 5/5/13 3:54 pm - NYC-Long Island, NY

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.

PRETTE84
on 5/6/13 5:56 am - ROSEDALE, NY
RNY on 10/25/10 with
The name of hospital is called Lenox hill hospital may 7 is the seminar.
dhenrn
on 5/10/13 8:32 am - NYC-Long Island, NY

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

PRETTE84
on 5/2/13 10:37 pm - ROSEDALE, NY
RNY on 10/25/10 with
The only thing for me is too qualify for the DS. Bcuz I don't have any complications from the gastric bypass at all, thank god for that. I wonder if I would qualify being that I have no complications besides not losing the weight? Anyone who has had a situation like this and went to DS please share ur experiences. Thanks in advance
dhenrn
on 5/10/13 8:33 am - NYC-Long Island, NY

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.