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4 days post opp, got DS, no sleeve. Anyone else been threw this?



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Hey everyone, I had the band for 6 + years, it finally took 3 years of enough complaining that's someone listened and agreed something was wrong.

Anywho, I decided to go with the DS. Had surgery on Tuesday. Other then pain, everything seems to be good.

However, the surgeon said the scar tissue was so bad around the band and the the stomach had grown around the band and actually attached to part of the liver that it took him almost an hour just to remove the band. So he did not do the sleeve part of the surgery. He did however reroute the intestines and did the 'switch'

The surgeon said he said we may never have to go back to do the sleeve because he thinks this may do the trick..

I am not finding much info on the web regarding anyone else doing only 1/2 a DS.

So anyone got anything they can add to help with this?

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I know a surgeon who does it. His name is Rubino and he's at Weill Cornell in NYC. Maybe you can find some of his patients online.

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It's because of that lapband!!!!It messes you up.I am 5 days post revision.The most pain I am feeling is because of the incredibly hard time the surgeon had removing my band.....The DS is a very complex surgery and way more results driven than the sleeve so consider yourself better off....

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To the previous poster she JUST had the intestinal portion NOT the sleeve portion so her stomach remains it's actual size. I think in time you will need the sleeve portion otherwise your large stomach will continue to hold copious amounts of food.< /p>

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Never heard of not doing the sleeve along with it, who knows though, might still work out as you will still have the malabsorption.

I typed out a big rant on my own experience with revision from sleeve to sips but deleted it. Figure better to start a new topic on that one!! lol

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I had the same problem. I am 4 months post op. My surgeon said the same with me on way too much scar tissue and couldn't get revision done. So he did did DS!.. So far so good on weight loss, but OMG, my stool and gas is so foul it is unbelievable. Someone in the hospital told my husband something to buy for me to take to help with that. He looked while I was in the hospital but never wrote it down....He and I sure wished he remembered it now!

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I had the same problem. I am 4 months post op. My surgeon said the same with me on way too much scar tissue and couldn't get revision done. So he did did DS!.. So far so good on weight loss, but OMG, my stool and gas is so foul it is unbelievable. Someone in the hospital told my husband something to buy for me to take to help with that. He looked while I was in the hospital but never wrote it down....He and I sure wished he remembered it now!

You'll need to try a lot of different things. Are you lactose intolerant? Have you tried a probiotic? Also, as time goes by you'll learn what to eat and when -- to try and reduce the emissions (esp. in public). For the bathroom, there a lot of things people use:

  1. scented candle
  2. different sprays
  3. Poo-Pourri

It's a lot of trial and error.

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I had the same problem. I am 4 months post op. My surgeon said the same with me on way too much scar tissue and couldn't get revision done. So he did did DS!.. So far so good on weight loss, but OMG, my stool and gas is so foul it is unbelievable. Someone in the hospital told my husband something to buy for me to take to help with that. He looked while I was in the hospital but never wrote it down....He and I sure wished he remembered it now!

Probably Devrom. It works great for some people and not so great for others but it's worth a try if it's really bothering you.

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