For those that had revisions....
on 11/21/20 6:35 pm
I am a little nervous about getting surgery in a few weeks.I was wondering about the pain and actual weight loss. I don't see much info about that in the revision forum.
When I converted to a modified MGB from the sleeve for GERD, my surgeon modified the bypass to be the minimum rather than the normal amount, (I think only 1 meter rather than the standard 3 meters). I had the usual post-surgery soreness and gas pressure but the GERD was GONE. I pretty much stayed the same but I was very underweight due to the severe GERD and restriction from a sleeve that healed poorly. The goal of my surgery was to restore a route for hydration and nutrition orally. I have gone up and down a bit since then depending on what I eat and I had the conversion in the summer of 2018. It has been my experience that the surgery really is just a tool. People can eat their way around any surgery or revision. If I had to look at it from a purely weight loss view I would say in my case weight loss was the easiest with the sleeve because of the very tight restriction but with the bypass it was easier to eat but the restriction was different. It was easier to eat around my pouch but the restriction was sometimes after the fact like dumping, etc. plus the other bypass concerns like vitamins, etc. are extra important because of the malabsorption part of the procedure. That is just my experience though. I had to have the conversion because the GERD was just so severe and was mechanical rather than due to what I was eating, (or rather not eating). I am not sure if I would have went the bypass route otherwise, I suppose it doesn't matter because well, I have one now whether I like it or not lol
on 11/22/20 7:13 am, edited 11/22/20 12:20 am
on 11/22/20 7:19 am
I had a revision from band to bypass 5 years ago. The pain is tolerable. I don't like narcotics and I was able to manage without them when I came home from the hospital. Weight loss was fast and dramatic but I also knew it was my second chance and I didn't eat anything off plan for over a year.
- High Weight before LapBand: 200 (2008)
- High Weight before RNY: 160 (2015)
- Lowest post-op weight: 110 (2016)
- Maintenance Weight: 120 (2017-2019)
- Battling Regain Weight: 135 (current)
on 11/22/20 3:47 pm