RNY to VSG Revision
I am not posting this about myself, but I just found out that my Aunts surgeon is looking to revise her RNY to VSG when he goes in to do her 3rd hernia repair in the next couple months. The reason for the revision is due to her malabsorption issues. She is severely anemic and has had 2 or 3 blood transfusions in the last few years (pretty much one every year). she is 11 years out from her surgery and has been dealing with the anemia for at least 5 years now. I just found out my Mom (who is 6 years out) has been dealing with anemia for the last 3 months and her Dr isnt happy with her latest blood work. Both are on prescription iron 2 times a day with no success. Has anyone here been through this or have any insight or advice I can give to either of them?
rny does not seem to be the great surgery the had said it was a few years ago
seems a lot of people have trouble with malabsorbtion
also I just went to look at the failed forum and except for the crap bands , almost all the failures are rny(I know there are alot more people over the years that have had them than the sleeve) there where a few vsg people but almost every one was rny
problem with iron is it needs acid to be absorbed , I don't know how much acid a rny pouch makes , then add in the ppi most people are on and you are going to have problems
sound like the revision is a good plan
I wish them the best of luck and am sorry to hear about their troubles! I would just hope that their surgeon has done this before and is highly skilled. That seems like an awfully complicated procedure! Praying for them!
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I know right? I would have said this couldn't be done. That can't be an easy thing. I wonder if all they do is to sever and re-attach things so that you use the full length of the intestines once again. I wonder if they would also remove the part of the stomach that is no longer attached.
Lots of questions with that one. I fully understand the need to give it a go but that does sound like a lot of re-working things.
I'm not sure they can do a true sleeve on those folks because RNY removes the pylorus right? They can take down the routing and redo the stomach, but they'll be without a pylorus. Not sure how that works, but I hope someone does... I'd also visit the revision forum and RNY to ask if anyone knows...