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Hi All,

I thought I'd join your community as I could do with some support. In October 2013 I had a Gastric Bypass (RNY) at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, Somerset (England).

I had been 123kg at 158cm. Pre surgery dieting got me down to 103kg.

Initial weight loss was good (despite having virtually no restriction after 6 weeks) and within 6 months I had dropped to 75kg but then it slowed right down. I went on to lose just 2kg more in the following 2 months. Then sat at 73kg for around 6 months.

By this time I had no restriction at all (other than when eating Indian food - go figure?!). I have never suffered with dumping and gradually my weight has risen.

At 89kg I was beside myself. I just couldn't keep the weight off despite diets and exercise. I was back to square one, but with the disappointed, embarrassment and the indignity of having had a GASTRIC BYPASS 😫

My initial surgery was done on the NHS for which I am grateful but after tests (scans and barium swallow) it was confirmed that my surgeon had made my pouch too big and stoma too large. However he told me that nothing could be done on the NHS but if I would like to book in with him at his private clinic he could help. He suggested a band over bypass. Well I wasn't happy to be put in this situation and wasn't happy that he was moonlighting.

However I wanted the surgery so after some research I decided to go to Belgium and have it done.

I had the band fitted YESTERDAY! I'm still in Belgium and return home tomorrow. I can't tell you how much I'm hoping that this will help me manage my weight.

Has anyone here had the same - Band on Bypass?

I look forward to joining in some chat as a WLS old timer and newbie!

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