I have not had a sleeve, but from what I heard, turning the stomach "banana shaped" occasionally has the unintended consequence of the stomach collapsing on itself, and healing wrong. If this happens, and attempts to correct it do not work, converting to a bypass might well be the ONLY possible correction.
I believe it is a rare but possible side effect o the sleeve... I read about it once.... but since I did not haev the sleeve, I can't say for sure, I'm absolutely no expert on this.
The good news is that there IS a solution to this horrible complication.... it might not be what you wanted, but if your new stomach won't function as it is, you likely have no choice.
The positive part of this is that you have had the ghrelin producing part of your stomach removed, you're likely to have greater succcess with your RNY than someone who hasn't had the ghrelin producing part of your stomach left intact.
We will help as much as possible.
Lady Tazz had a similar configuration (in that she had a sleeve/DS and was converted to RNY) so she might have a lot to say when she sees your post.
~Lady Lithia~ 200 lbs lost!
March 9, 2011 - Coccygectomy!
I chased my dreams, and my dreams, they caught me!