Revision, RNY to Lap Band!

liz24
on 2/14/18 7:00 pm

Hey, have any of you had a RNY revision to lap band? I am in the works to get this done, and anyone i talk to tells me its a horrible idea and i am beginning to freak out. Why would by surgeon do this surgery if, according to everyone, it is a horrible idea??

ladygodiva1228
on 2/15/18 5:22 am - Putnam, CT
Revision on 02/04/15

I would wish the crap band on anyone. That is what I originally had and the damage it caused was awful. Then I revised to the bypass.

Why does your surgeon what to place a band in? Most are no longer doing them at all.

Dr. Sanchez Lapband 9/12/2003
hw305/revision w280/cw197/gw150

Revision from Lap Band to Bypass on 2/4/2015 by Dr. Pohl

    

liz24
on 2/15/18 9:46 am

i guess it is still a common surgery, BoB.

babsinga
on 2/15/18 8:31 am
RNY on 07/11/17

Hi,

I have had a lapband, sleeve and now a bypass so I speak from experience. Are you sure he is doing a Lapband? There are other surgeries to reduce pouch size. I don't even know how it is technically possible to do this since your pouch for RNY has a staple line so you still have the rest of your stomach intact. Not a doctor so I don't know how this procedure would actually be done but have you considered a Stomaphyx procedure? Don't know the success rate of this. The lapband caused so many problems for me and slipped requiring me to revise to sleeve. The sleeve caused reflux problems which 9 years later I was having a RNY. Think carefully about this.

Babs in GA

HW 340 Revision SW 224 GW 165 CW 151

Revision from sleeve to RNY

Pre op: -5 M1-12 lbs M2 11 lb M3-5lb M4 -9lb M5 -2 M6-6 M7-7 M8 -4 M9-5 M10 -2 M11 -2

189 lbs lost and 14 pounds below goal !

liz24
on 2/15/18 9:48 am

yeah thank you. i have got a tremendous amount of negative replies all over about this. But he said its a lap band. I guess its called a BoB and its done still quite often

boxermom
on 2/18/18 2:23 pm - MI

babsinga, wow. I am sorry you went through all of this to get healthy. I just wanted to say hang in there and you sound very strong. good luck to you!

Boxermom

Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!

Boxermom
290/190/160  TT done
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babsinga
on 2/19/18 9:26 am
RNY on 07/11/17

Hi Thanks!

I have no regrets. Each decision I made over 15 years and three surgeries was based on data available to me that showed it would be the best choice at the time. There was no way that anyone could know that that a band would slip (we know differently now) or prolapse, that the sleeve would cause chronic reflux and need to be taken out etc... The one thing I do hope for is a "PILL" that does the trick for people in the future rather than surgical alternatives!!

Babs in GA

HW 340 Revision SW 224 GW 165 CW 151

Revision from sleeve to RNY

Pre op: -5 M1-12 lbs M2 11 lb M3-5lb M4 -9lb M5 -2 M6-6 M7-7 M8 -4 M9-5 M10 -2 M11 -2

189 lbs lost and 14 pounds below goal !

babsinga
on 2/19/18 9:27 am
RNY on 07/11/17

Hi , I meant the BAND to be taken out.....LOL

Babs in GA

HW 340 Revision SW 224 GW 165 CW 151

Revision from sleeve to RNY

Pre op: -5 M1-12 lbs M2 11 lb M3-5lb M4 -9lb M5 -2 M6-6 M7-7 M8 -4 M9-5 M10 -2 M11 -2

189 lbs lost and 14 pounds below goal !

Gwen M.
on 2/16/18 10:31 am
VSG on 03/13/14

I would run far away from any surgeon who would do this revision.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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Mary F.
on 2/18/18 4:50 pm - East Windsor, NJ

I just had my lap band removed last week after 11 years with it. My gastroenterologist said it caused so much damage to my stomach and esophagus.... I am still considering Revision when everything is healed, but my surgeon said my stomach was so swollen and the lapband had slipped to the point of cutting off my small intestines. Very strange to see a revision from RNY to lapband

Mary

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