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Has anyone previously had lap band that changed to bypass? Any pros/ cons you'd like to share? Have an appt with my practicioner in 2 weeks to discuss, just wanted outside opinions/ experiences. I feel like my band isn't working for me anymore after 6 years. Thanks!

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I'm having the lapband to bypass revision next month. I just got approved for surgery today! I'm a little nervous about whether it'll be different than with someone who didnt have a band first.

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I had mine replaced with RNY in December. My port was faulty (after 5 years) and it got replaced but never really worked again. Just couldn’t make it work for me, like I once had. So I had dropped from 260 down to 175/178 fluctuation. But once it broke? then slowly gained back up. At 230lbs I opted for a bypass.

So so much easier! I have had a very smooth run, am down to 163 lbs now and have dropped my goal weight into the bmi ‘normal’ range, and 5 months post surgery, I am still losing 2 lbs a week - and it has been a much better tool to change my eating habits.

Can’t recommend it highly enough. Wish I had been brave enough to do it at the start...

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