Four years ago when I started researching WLS I contacted the Chron's foundation and they had no baseline study on WLS and IBD. They suggested going with the lapband rather than RNY. The band had to be removed at 3 yrs and because of my experience with it, I did not want a 2nd banding. My surgeon has practiced way over 30 yrs and does internal surgery in addition to WLS. He assured me that I would be fine with RNY so I trusted him and thus far have been fine. I feel much better eating small meals and the type of food works well for my disease. My fear was that I already have malabsorption with this auto immune disease. Chron's actually causes holes in the intestinal wall and requires resections in higher stages. For some reason it almost always re-diseases at the resectioned ends so I was fearful of being cut. However, WLS put mine in remission. This is not an issue with Celiac and Celiac requires not eating gluton which would be a good fit with WLS. I'd get a 2nd and 3rd opinion knowing obesity is a health issue. I only know one person having WLS with Celiac and they are like me in that they feel much better eating small meals and cutting out certain foods entirely from the diet.
Banded Oct 2008: 290
RNY Feb 2012: 245
Dr's set goal: 170 reached Oct 11, 2012
My goal: 160 reached Dec 1, 2012
Today : 141-145
I am half the person I was in 2008.