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Hi folks

has anyone had their band removed and had a bypass

as im told it cant be done, i had my band in dec 2006

and its just not working did think of having the by pass

but had the band

has anyone heared of this

thank you

mine

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I've heard that they can remove the band and convert to bypass. According to your surgery date, it's only been about 4 months since you've been banded, which seems pretty quick to give up. Have you talked with your doctor?

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<p>Yes I've heard of it being converted to the bypass or the vertical sleeve

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Wow, you have only had it four months and you don't think it is working? At only four months, have you even reached proper restriction? Is the band not working properly...or are you not working with the band properly? If that sounds harsh, I apologize, I am by no means a model bandster. And, when I am not losing, it has not once been my bands fault. It has always been my fault for eating junk or not listening to my band and stopping when I am full.

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Well hun IMHO....you need to give it some time....I mean are you really even healed yet and on your road to healthy eating? I have a friend who was just bypassed and I would be happy to give you her email addy...its a long haul no matter what road you take....I mean if you think of it I have been banded for 3 years plus....125 lbs later I am still working that last 30....like I said its a long road no matter....gooooood luck and hang in there hun....you'll do it!

POPT

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Oh thanks guys, for your replys its just

that at times i feel its not working, as i

have only lost a stone since dec which is very slow

ive had 3 fills my last was rather tight, and i could

only have mash and slim fast, i did lose a few pds then

but now im back up to 16st having a fill under Xray

next week to make sure all is well and hopefully have resriction

will let you all know how i get on

Thank you once again

mine

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I friend of mine had her stomach stapled over 5 years ago... the band last year and now just had the gastric bypass. Apparently Dr.'s can do anything these days....

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Actually, my doctor is recommending it for me if my next test does not come out well. I will be having the upper GI again to chekc for dilation. what is going on with you if i may ask?

sherrie

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Oh thanks guys, for your replys its just

that at times i feel its not working, as i

have only lost a stone since dec which is very slow

ive had 3 fills my last was rather tight, and i could

only have mash and slim fast, i did lose a few pds then

but now im back up to 16st having a fill under Xray

next week to make sure all is well and hopefully have resriction

will let you all know how i get on

Thank you once again

mine

See what things look like with your fill under fluoroscopy. I lost very slowly my first year... I think I lost 45 pounds total. But right after that, I finally hit my "sweet" spot and had doubled that weight loss by 18 months. You really can't rush fills or the process.

As for RNY or VSG after Lap-Band, both are done quite frequently... but I would be cautious about doing any revision surgery (especially a more invasive one) until you give your current one time to work. There are a lot of Band to VSG people on the Sleeve Gastrectomy Yahoo! Group as well as Obesity Help. You can also find lots of Lap-Band-->DS and Lap-Band-->RNY folks.

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Hi folks

has anyone had their band removed and had a bypass

as im told it cant be done, i had my band in dec 2006

and its just not working did think of having the by pass

but had the band

has anyone heared of this

thank you

mine

please before u do that look into the negative effects of stomach stapling if that is what u are talking about.

i heard about more negative effects and more risk that way.

do u have your band tight enough for the maxium results?.

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Hi

thank you for your support,

i had my fill under X ray, and its

rather tight at the moment

will let know how i get on

mine

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