~Lady Lithia~ 200 lbs lost!
March 9, 2011 - Coccygectomy!
I chased my dreams, and my dreams, they caught me!
I have been referred to a specialist to have an ERCP after RNY. My doctor drew the pictures and told me that the specialist has been doing these on RNY patients for a long time. He explained that he may not be able to get to the area he needs to but this doctor is my best shot. If he cannot get the scope where it needs to be then I will have to have an open procedure - by open, I do mean open because I have serious scar tissue and some other wonderful leftovers from when my bypass came apart internally and I became septic. I would like to hear from anyone who has had a successful ERCP after gastric bypass.
I, too, am surprised that they tried doing it that way. When I had pancreatitis and had to have my gallbladder out, the surgeon warned me that he might run into a problem with a stone in the common duct (and I had to sign an authorization for him to do the additional procedure if it was necessary, since it would mean more than just the lap surgery), but he indicated that there was only one reliable way to deal with that and that most other attempts are unsuccessful (and that he didn't want to have to subject me to a second surgery).
I am so sorry you now have to go through the additional procedure.
10 years out; 190 pounds lost, 165 pound loss maintained
You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.
My wife had a braiatric-assisted ERCP in December 2012. We hope it worked--they cut openings in the bile and pancreas ducts. However, she got really bad pancreatitis and was in the hospital for 17 days. Now she might have an ulcer from the stress of the pancreatitis. Ugh. However, she hasn't had pancreatitis since.