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Revision Surgery to a Gastric Bypass



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I had an open Gastric Bypass back in 2001 when my weight was 235lbs. After 1+ years I weighed about 120lbs, but over the years since the surgery, I have gained almost 70 lbs. My current weight is 185lbs+/-. Recently, I read about Revision Surgery for those Gastric Bypass patients who have experienced significant weight gain:

  • StomaphyX revision is a completely endoscopic revision technique[12] used to tighten a stretched gastric pouch using internal sutures or fasteners. It may be used in patients who have had prior Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery and have a stretched stomach pouch.

Has anyone had Revision Surgery to lose weight post gastric bypass and if so, can you tell me/us about your experience with it? I have an appt with my Surgeon on May 30th so I am hoping I can learn from others before I broach the subject with her. Thank You!

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Here is one surgeon's perspective on revisions, though not specifically addressing this particular technique. The general consensus that I have seen regarding the common RNY revision techniques of band over bypass or different means of tightening up the stoma is that they aren't particularly effective, but that they are about the most that can be done without totally revising the RNY to a duodenal switch, which is much more effective but a very complex procedure done by few surgeons.

Another thing to recognize is that when you are dealing with a trademark named procedure like Stomaphyx, Lapband, Realize band, etc., is that there is manufactured surgical product involved, with a manufacturer that can provide extensive marketing power in promoting their product, so like with the bands, there tends to be a lot more optimistic over-promotion of the procedure than there is for procedures that don't us a specialized product, like an RNY, VSG or DS.

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I had a revision from a sleeve to a gastric bypass . due to a hernia repair that ripped and damaged my sleeve and my diaphragm. it is tough eating but i am drinking at the least 130 oz a day in fluids and am just now starting on my soft food stage . I take Salmon and mix it well with plain yogurt and season salt. put in 1 oz cup and eat that every 2 hrs . plus all my drinks and such . Lots of ice pop's. Protein Shakes suck but have to get them in. and Vitamins . only thing I am struggling with this time is constipation . haven't gained any weight after first surgery.. just stopped losing weight due to the soft foods I was eating were not on my list of healthy but they were easy to eat and didn't cause pain . now it is a struggle to eat anything over the size of a golf ball. Haven't figured out how to cook one of those down yet lol

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Somebody asked about this just the other day, I think we have a lot of people still active who have just done theirs.

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Glad to know I’m not alone in this. I’m researching as well about a revision. Originally sleeved February 2012.

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Look up,my BariBud Ellie123, she has had gastric band to sleeve to gastric bypass. And she is healing well after less than a month from her surgery. "Talking the talk" is one thing, but she truly has "walked the walk". Knowing her has helped ME so much.

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