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Hi,

Can ANYONE give me information that has had a lap-band removed and converted to the sleeve?

Did you have two separate surgery's? Was the recovery about the same as the initial placement of the lap band?

Is your diet a lot different? IS your way of eating different as compared to the Lap band?

Do you regret having the conversion? Would you do it again?

Thanks Much!

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Hi, I m having my conversion on Monday. I'm having one surgery. My band malfunction so I didn't have to jump through any hoops to get my approval. I 'll keep you posted.

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Good For you! Sending you prayers everything comes out well for you.
What surgery are you having done? Sleeve or gastric by-pass?

Thanks so much for responding. Looking forward to hearing about your outcome.

GOOD LUCK!!

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Hi,

Can ANYONE give me information that has had a lap-band removed and converted to the sleeve?

Did you have two separate surgery's? Was the recovery about the same as the initial placement of the lap band?

Is your diet a lot different? IS your way of eating different as compared to the Lap band?

Do you regret having the conversion? Would you do it again?

Thanks Much!

I had a band for 10 years it caused a severe issue in August and was an emergency removal. They made me wait six months to heal where I gained and lost back to 180. I was atomically approved though and that is why my starting point is lower then many. I just had my vsg done on 13th but it seemed to be like the regular.

Pre op diet 188

Surgery day 180

Cw 172.8

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Bless your heart. The longer I have mine the more issues I'm afraid of having. How was it with no band at all?
I fear there's so many issues with sleeve you don;t know to ask prior too like the band....
So your 6 days into sleeve? How are you feeling today?

Thanks so much for the reply.

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11 hours ago, DMJC said:

Hi, I'm getting a sleeve tomorrow. Will keep you posted.
Thanks

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Please do. Praying your surgery goes well. Thanks for the reply.

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On 2/14/2018 at 6:31 PM, DMJC said:

Hi, I m having my conversion on Monday. I'm having one surgery. My band malfunction so I didn't have to jump through any hoops to get my approval. I 'll keep you posted.

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What happened to your band? I wish an all in one surgery so it would be easy...How are you feeling?

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Bless your heart. The longer I have mine the more issues I'm afraid of having. How was it with no band at all?
I fear there's so many issues with sleeve you don;t know to ask prior too like the band....
So your 6 days into sleeve? How are you feeling today?

Thanks so much for the reply.

Sorry for late reply my app was not working where I could post. I actually felt lost without my band I did gain then kept trying to keep control I was so hungry all the time I had not felt that level of hunger in so many years. When I had band put in they told me it would be fine in there for the rest of my life. I was so surprised when the dr told me that in his experience it does have a certain self life and around ten years he sees a lot of issues. Sigh I was told for that reason Kiaser no longer will do them . They only do vsg or Rny. I am getting better every day still nauseous and have not started cream Soup at all. How are you?





Pre op diet 188
Surgery day 180
Cw 172.8

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Yeah - It's a theory of "What they don;t know" with all the new procedures out there.
I was also told I'd have it for life. Did they leave your port in as well?
Dr's here in Ga. are no longer doing them as well. HUM!

Hoping your days to come will get better. Thanks for the update. I want to learn all I can.

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No my port was flipped to side for last couple years. So it stuck out like a lump. They removed mine





Pre op diet 188
Surgery day 180
Cw 172.8

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Good for you!

I have my first appt. on 3/24 to start the investigation process... so we will see.

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Hi, I am three days post op and I feel good. My surgery took 3.5 hours because my band has slipped and cause a lot of scar tissue. I have managed pain and no gas issues. My Dr kept me in the hospital an extra day because of dehydration. I'm having the no problems at all.

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10 hours ago, DMJC said:

Hi, I am three days post op and I feel good. My surgery took 3.5 hours because my band has slipped and cause a lot of scar tissue. I have managed pain and no gas issues. My Dr kept me in the hospital an extra day because of dehydration. I'm having the no problems at all.

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THIS IS AWESOME! I'm so proud for you. So you had one surgery all in one? Removed band and did sleeve at the same time?

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Yes, The Dr removed the band, remove the scar tissue and made the sleeve in one surgery.

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