Hello. I just had my lapband removed this past Feb. They ruled it out as ineffective. I only lost 69lbs.. Got tired of the needles on adjusting it. I have to wait 6-9 mos before I can get the RNY. However, my insurance doesnt wont cover the Clearances. I need and I have to pay out of pocket because they are classifying this RNY as a revision. But I got a approval for the RNY though. Ugh the struggle.