Lap-Band to a RNY
Hello. I have had a lap band since 2005. First one lost 100lbs it was great. Had complications slipped but in the opposite direction. Major issues. New band since 2007. Having a very hard time loosing wt. Thinking about having a RNY done. Any one out there had this done would love to hear from you. Good and bad experiences wanted and needed. Thanks Laurie
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Revision Message Board
Good luck with your research and decision. While not a revision, I had RNY in 2001 and have been happy I had it. You could also check out the Duodenal Switch (DS) message board as a potential procedure you could be revised to.
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I had my revision to RYN from lap band in August of last year.. So for so good I did not have very much to lose and have lost about 52 pounds so far. Sw 249 CW 197 I am 6' feet tall, so I am not really wanting to lose much more. Best of luck to you.
But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
I had my revision from lap band to RNY this past November. I am so happy I did it! I knew that the band wasn't working out...but it wasnt until now that I realize just how BAD IT WAS! This surgery comes with its own symptoms and issues but it is WAAAY better than the band ever was and as a REAL bonus, I have been losing weight. I was so unsure and scared before hand. But I took the plunge and I am really glad I did it.