revision or reversal?
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I cannot see how a revision making your pouch smaller will address your problem. If anything, I would expect it to make it worse... so I would ask the surgeon to explain exactly HOW doing that will help solve the problem (since it sounds like they have no idea what the problem is).
A reversal is a very complex procedure and not many surgeons are qualified to do one. I would definitely ask the surgeon how many he has done before allowing him to do it. They basically need to reattach your remnant stomach and un-do the intestinal bypass. The rate of complications is reportedly higher for reversals than for the initial surgery, and -- of course -- you may gain weight after a reversal.
14 years out; 190 pounds lost, 165 pound loss maintained
You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.
You might ask them to check for a small bowel obstruction, or a partial one, where the food goes down a bit, but stops, then your body tries to eject it.
Also, if your surgery was done as I think, this doc made especially small stomas.
If someone is going to poke around, and this JUST went wrong, then it is a flaw in your gut (no blame or fault - just your intestines squiggling around) and they can often correct the problem with minimal fuss.
The problem is in getting the diagnosis. Barium FOOD, not liquid is often helpful in finding where things are hanging up. If it's not your actual pouch, it might be just a few inches down. A simple "bend" can be the problem right up to an adhesion grabbing the bowel and pulling it out of whack.
RNY, distal, 10/5/94
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