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Hi guys,

I am having revisional surgery from gastric band to mini gastric bypass.

Do you have any tips and tricks to help the transition? Will there even be a transition as I do have some restriction with my band already.

I don't know what to expect whatsoever. I had no pain after my band surgery, is there a lot of pain after the mini bypass surgery?

Anyone that has any tips and tricks with regards to anything, I will be very grateful.

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Welcome!

This surgery will be like starting all over from scratch again. Clear liquid diet after surgery, etc. I'm not that familiar with how long a band patient takes to resume a normal diet, but a mgb patient will take 8-9 weeks.

Expect the recovery to be a little worse because it is a revision, and it is a more invasive procedure. Not horribly worse, but a bit.

Did the band erode into your stomach? If so, then it's an added complication.

Once it's over and you are healed, you should find the new procedure superior to the band. No more fills, more natural eating.

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Welcome!
This surgery will be like starting all over from scratch again. Clear liquid diet after surgery, etc. I'm not that familiar with how long a band patient takes to resume a normal diet, but a mgb patient will take 8-9 weeks.
Expect the recovery to be a little worse because it is a revision, and it is a more invasive procedure. Not horribly worse, but a bit.
Did the band erode into your stomach? If so, then it's an added complication.
Once it's over and you are healed, you should find the new procedure superior to the band. No more fills, more natural eating.




The band hasn't worked out for me. I am sick constantly and the pain that I get in the port area is horrific. I can't wait to not have fills anymore!!

Have you had the procedure done? How long is the Clear Liquids phase for? With the band it was for around a week afterwards


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I had MGB surgery 3 weeks ago and am doing well. I lost 30 lbs pre-surgery and 10 lbs post-surgery, and the pain was minimal after the first 1-2 days. I'm still having difficulty getting in the required Fluid and Protein but getting better day by day. I'm very happy I had this surgery and am excited for you to get your revision done. You're going to do so much better with the MGB than the lapband! Good luck!

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27 minutes ago, Lauren_90 said:


The band hasn't worked out for me. I am sick constantly and the pain that I get in the port area is horrific. I can't wait to not have fills anymore!!

Have you had the procedure done? How long is the clear liquids phase for? With the band it was for around a week afterwards

I was on clear liquids for 1 week, full liquids for 10 days, and I'm currently on puréed food.

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I was on clear liquids for 1 week, full liquids for 10 days, and I'm currently on puréed food.< br>


Thank you for the info! I'm worried that I'm going to be in major pain! :( well done for your weight loss, that's amazing. I lost 60lbs with my band but hit a plateau, then started to gain. MGB all the way now!


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