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If I were looking at this problem I would probably go with the Duodonal Switch. It is considered the Gold standard in Weight Loss surgery and is often done after the sleeve for people who have a lot of weight to lose. Not all Doctors do the DS but you might want to ask your Doctor about it. I'm sorry that you are on a plateau which is what my nutritionist calls any stall that lasts longer 4 weeks. I'm sure its frustrating and hard watching others get to goal when you are stuck. I was sleeved around the same time as you June 4th 2012. I lost very slowly my first 6 months and then I became really focused, kept my calories at 700 per day and my carbs under 20 grams a day, worked out 6 days a week burning off most of those calories that I ate (according to my Heart Rate monitor). Again, in your situation I would go with DS rather than band...... talk to someone who has had the band, it's not pleasant and could cause a lot more problems in the future if you develop scarring around the band.

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Since most of your stomach was taken out, I would think the band would cause more problems than with a regular stomach! I'm no doctor but it seems like that would be a horrible idea! What if it causes scar tissue, slips, or erodes? If all other options have failed, I would look into th DS. I've never heard of the band over sleeve.

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I HAVE THE SLEEVE AND AM NO LONGER LOSING WEIGHT...I AM CONSIDERING GETTING MY SLEEVE BANDED...HAS ANYONE EVER HEARD OF THIS?? PLEASE SHARE ANY COMMENTS THANKS!

Its called and Vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG), also known as stomach stapling, I'm not sure if they are still doing this surgery... you can always call and find out.

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My doctor said if the sleeve fails he would do a bypass not the band. If what you are eating is ok then why would a band be needed?

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Omg no not the lap band! Stay away lol

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I suggest getting some bloodwork done to see what your thyroid is doing. My aunt had lap band done and she had the same issue. She got stuck after loosing only 40 lbs. She had her thyroids checked and it turns out she had hypothyroidism. She got on the correct medication and has lost an additional 62 lbs. So check that also. Good luck.

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Have you tried the 5 day pouch test?

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Have you tried the 5 day pouch test?

www.5daypouchtest.com

I am beginning the 5day pouch test today and its only 5 pm and I have a headache and dying to munch on something. I started the test because I've been stalled for two months! Sleeved on nov 20th 2012 and I've only lost 60 lbs. any suggestions to get me through the test?

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I work out 5 days a week' date=' and follow.a.strict diet...I have increased and decreased calories...I have pretty much tried everything...my doctor can't figure it out either...considering banding my sleeve...ever heard of it??? And yes I.meant 2012 :-)[/quote']

Hello, I went to the Center for Weight loss a few years ago and was doing good then I could not lose any weight then they checked my Testosterone level which were low they put me on the hell cream and I lost weight quick. Now you being a women it may be the same with the Horemones, not sure but ask the Dr. . Also have your Vitamin D levels checked because after the Testosterone a few months later I hit a mother plateau and my Vitamin D levels was real low and after taking 2000 mg. a day I started losing again. I ope this works or you find out why. Good luck.

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