My experience is almost identical to your including the 17.9 bmi, ugly comments from friends and family, reflux but under control and healthy in all other respects. I'm in year 5 and did stabilize about 25lbs over my lowest weight but still 25lbs below my original goal. I'm stable now and expect to stay where I am long term.
That's not really true. In year 5, after gaining about 25lbs, I'm now still 25lbs below my original goal weight. I'm pretty sure this will be my long term weight, so now I'm comfortable with being the thinnest person everywhere I go. It's not always a good thing but it's still fine since my health is good.
I know there are enough others like me that it's a valid concern.
Anyone that has had revision surgery that could possibly help with info or useful websites that can help explain the diet from VSG to DS and what life is like afterwards. I'm having a hard time finding information. Was wondering if there will be a huge change seeing as though I already have the sleeve. ?? Thank you
Thank you so very much. This is very heartening! I am so excited to get the ball rolling this week.
Larra nailed it - Dr. Dennis Smith had a great reputation as a DS surgeon and is greatly missed in Atlanta after he moved to FL. He is your best bet.
11 years post op DS
There is room on this earth for all of God's creatures..next to the mashed potatoes
I had the RNY almost 19 years ago. I was self pay and it cost me $13K. I took a second mortgage out on my house for about 1/2 of it to pay the doctor and made monthly payments to the hospital for the other 1/2. It was worth every penny I spent and would do it again today if I needed to.
Thank you SO MUCH for this information. I will be reaching out to his office on Monday!
Dr. Dennis Smith in Celebration, Fla does the DS and has an excellent reputation. I don't know whether or not he does VSG to DS revisions, but his office staff should be able to answer that question. More info coming to you in a pm.
Sorry if there is a better place to ask this or if it's been asked before. I'm in Tampa, FL and cannot find anyone who will do a VSG to DS revision. I was sleeved in 2014 and got down to 160, but today I'm weighing 225... it's slowly creeping up and I'm alarmed. Any advice or info would be greatly appreciated.
I had a virgin DS for $10,000 at Mexicali Bariatric a month ago (regular price was $11000, but I was able to get a special).