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Hello all! Today I start my 2 week pre-op diet for a revision from the sleeve to gastric bypass. My current weight is 192.8.   My sleeve was 12/2012 and I’ve had nothing but problems and a terrible doctor (ugh).   My weight then was 283. Well I stopped with that doctor soon after the surgery (LONG STORY) and was followed by my PCP. Other Bariatric doctors would not follow me because of the original doctor. Finally a doctor who had worked with both my Mom and Dad for other gastro reasons agreed to see me. It was like a consult about my weight loss and habits. That was in 2015 ish. I continued to have problems like severe heartburn and nausea. Finally they did an endoscopy and found a large stricture. Who knows how long it’s been that way. Because of the multiple problems insurance agreed to pay for the revision. First, I’m furious that I even have to get the revision. I thought I was playing it safer with the sleeve. I did lose 90 pounds but still need to take off another 40-50 lbs. Who knows how long the stricture has been there. Now I have a great doctor!!!! I’m so happy about that because I need that consistent follow up and a doctor who will LISTEN to me. I’m just discouraged because the sleeve failed. Now I’m not sure what to expect.  I hope to find it was a good thing I had the revision. 

  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Gastric Bypass
Age: 51
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Starting Weight: 283 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 192.8 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Weight Lost: 90.2 lbs
BMI: 32
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 04/30/2018
Surgery Date: 06/05/2018
Hospital Stay: 3 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval