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Has anybody been re-sleeved???

on 6/25/10 10:04 pm
For any reason?

If so how bad are the risk? Worst than the first time around? Any information will be I may need one and is patrified.

Thank you for reading.

on 6/25/10 10:27 pm - Spokane, WA
 re-sleeved as in the first sleeve...failed and you get a smaller sleeve?  Or just a revision from a previous type of surgery?

      Nature does her best to teach us. The more we overeat, the harder she makes it for us to get close to the table.                      

on 6/25/10 11:06 pm
Sorry for the confusion. I had the lap band for 8 yrs. Had the revision to Vsg on 4/8/10 and don't have any restriction except for the first month when my tummy was swollen. I met with my PCP and he wants to do an esophagus gram about a month from now after my tummy has fully healed. But mean while I feel like my sleeve was left too big or ?????

So I think my option would be DS or get re-sleeved to get to my goal weight.  I have done 5 day pouch test and lost 8 lbs that I have regained post surgery  and currently doing Atkins diet and exercising crazily to not gain. I thought vsg would be the end of my struggle with weight issues but here I am.... Soooo dissapointed.

Any info or suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for caring.
Terry W.
on 6/26/10 8:58 am - Clayton, NC
RNY on 07/01/10 with
can I ask- why thr esophagus gram?  I know I was told they can switch you to DS and you may find that will take odd the weight ina way the vertical does not.  Please post back with what your Dr says it may be helpful to others in similar situations.  I wish you all the best.. hang in there!!  Terry
on 6/25/10 10:38 pm - Jefferson City, MO
 I agree, more information would be helpful to answer your question.
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on 6/25/10 10:39 pm
VSG on 06/21/10 with
 I don't think that is medically possible. Once you are "sleeved" over 80% of your stomach is removed. So, to be "re-sleeved" would mean to remove more of the stomach, and I don't think that is medically an option.

Good luck
on 6/25/10 11:39 pm - Kelowna BC, Canada
VSG on 08/02/10 with
Just a meandering question, but how much do you TRY to eat? Do you even measure portions?

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on 6/26/10 1:10 am
 you can get re sleeved some dsers have to have it done so it might be a good question to ask on the ds board.
Linda     5".4

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on 6/26/10 5:48 am - AZ
Revision on 12/06/06 with
i haven't been resleeved but i know a couple that will be getting resleeved.

Sure, it's totally possible but it is my understanding you can't safely have it done until you are a year post op. marie S is one of them, not sure she posts here much anymore but i can reach her if you want.
on 6/26/10 11:40 am
I just added you as a friend and emailed you as well.

Thank you. I would love to know what their experience has been.
Ms Shell
on 6/27/10 11:58 am - Hawthorne, CA
Like MWG I know it's done but also your new sleeve has to be DONE healing and swelling which takes quite awhile.  Also another lady on the forum Joyce's her profile link

I'll let you read her story but basically she had the OLD stomach stapling and then revised to a sleeve WELL because of the damage and shape her stomach in she didn't have a "real" sleeve and was always hungry etc etc.  Fast forward she now has an RnY, but I THINK she was going to try to be resleeve.

Please PM her and go to her profile and read her story.  I think it's relavant to you cause the band problably did damage to your stomach making it hard to do a "real" sleeve as well.

Ms Shell

"WLS is only for people who are ready to move past the "diet" mentality" ~Alison Brown
"WLS is not a Do-Over (repeat same mistakes = get a similar outcome.)  It is a Do-BETTER (make lifestyle changes you can continue forever.)" ~ Michele Vicara aka Eggface

on 6/27/10 7:10 pm
Thank you Ms Shell for taking the time to research and finding this link for me. I will read her story right after this reply.Funny cause I'm Joyce H.

I was suggested to wait 1 year before re-sleeving and I'm gonna take that suggestion seriously, I'm not ready for yet another surgery this soon anyways.

Thanks for being a true veteran of vsg.

Ms Shell
on 6/28/10 7:37 am - Hawthorne, CA
You are QUITE welcome Joyce...all the BEST to you in your journey =)

Ms Shell

"WLS is only for people who are ready to move past the "diet" mentality" ~Alison Brown
"WLS is not a Do-Over (repeat same mistakes = get a similar outcome.)  It is a Do-BETTER (make lifestyle changes you can continue forever.)" ~ Michele Vicara aka Eggface