Hi everyone, July 8, 2014 I was banded I loss 130 lbs. started having problems with the band in 2016. Nov. 2017 it was removed I had a lot of erosion. I gained 40 lbs I'm trying not to gain any more pounds.
Jan. 2018 I started another weight loss journey I'm getting the sleeve in 6 months. Starting this long process again won't be fun. I wish my insurance would just approved the surgery without the wait.
LW with the band 260
I would suggest really researching band to sleeve.
There are numerous folks who have had to revise to the bypass due to excessive acid after going from band to sleeve. I myself was not a good candidate for band to sleeve and went with the bypass. I had damage at the top of stomach due to the band and dealt with reflux/heartburn for years until the band was taken out and revised to the bypass. Gone was the reflux.
Beat of luck.
Angela Stoot Banded 08/01/05 = Revision to Sleeve 09/18/2014
I did the same, went band to RNY and it cured my reflux.
Band-RNY revision age 50 5'4" HW 260 SW: 244 (bf healthy range 23-35%) bf 23.7% (at 137lbs) cw range 135-138.lbl with butt lift and mastoplexy March 23, 2018...2.5lbs removed.
Pre-op-16lbs (size 18/20...244) M1-16lbs (size 18...228) M2-15.6lbs (size 16/18...212.4) M3-10lbs (size 16..202.4) M4-11.4lbs (size 14...191) M5-10.8lbs (size 12...180.2) M6-8.4 (size 8/10...171.8) M7-6.4 (size 8...165.4 lbs) M8-11.6 (size 6...153.8) M9-5.6 (size 4/6...148.2) M10-5.8 (size 4....142.4) M11-4 (size 2/4...138.4) Surgiversary -1 (size 2/4...137.4) M13-2.6 (size 2/4...134.8) M14 (size 2/4...134.8) M15 (size 2...135) M16 (size 2...131.4) M17 (size 2...135) M18 (size 2...135)
I had the same situation......Had my band removed in 2014....terrible experience with not being able to keep solid food down - band was in basically crystalized and had choked me off. It has taken me to now to be able to get to the point I am ready to go to have the sleeve. Just submitted my paperwork last week. The 6 month wait and all the hoops you have to go through is the worst part. I too wish insurance would just go ahead and cover it without all that. I am also wanting to know how others have done with the sleeve after lapband and if anyone has any regrets from having the sleeve done. I am still a bit nervous about all this!