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I use to have a lap band(placed in 2011) . I was 220lbs and got down to 123lbs. I loved my band! I got sick and was vommitting for hours and it ended up slipping. I had a revision done and the band removed and the sleeve surgery done in November 2017. But I can’t lose weight! I’m now 176lbs! And so depressed! I want my band back! But I can’t find any surgeons in the Houston area who do a band over a sleeve. I’m even willing to pay out of pocket! Has anyone had a band placed over their sleeve? Does anyone have any tips or advice? I feel like my appetite is so big again and my sleeve surgery just hasn’t done what my band did for me.

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Have you thought of getting a Duadenal Switch? I was supposed to have that surgery, but I had some breathing difficulties while intubated. They cut my surgery short, only doing the sleeve portion of the procedure, so they could get me of the respirator. I intend to go back in in a couple of months to have the surgery completed. The gastric bypass portion of the procedure will make the weight come off much faster, and you are able to eat a lot more, because you don't absorb most of what you eat.

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3 hours ago, wannawearabikini said:

I use to have a lap band(placed in 2011) . I was 220lbs and got down to 123lbs. I loved my band! I got sick and was vommitting for hours and it ended up slipping. I had a revision done and the band removed and the sleeve surgery done in November 2017. But I can’t lose weight! I’m now 176lbs! And so depressed! I want my band back! But I can’t find any surgeons in the Houston area who do a band over a sleeve. I’m even willing to pay out of pocket! Has anyone had a band placed over their sleeve? Does anyone have any tips or advice? I feel like my appetite is so big again and my sleeve surgery just hasn’t done what my band did for me.

Sleeved in 2017. how much weight did you lose after surgery? You are currently 174 and stopped losing weight or have you gained weight? Have you seen your surgeon to rule out complications?

Some things to try:

You’re not alone, Many sleeves feel less restriction as we progress out from surgery. Your stomach is not back to full size. (Stretching is rare have it diagnosed by a surgeon and investigate revision options) Just because we can eat more does not mean we have to. Are you logging your food and staying within your weight loss calories and macros?

Eat as much veggies with dense Protein until the sensation of full. The bulk and Fiber will help you feel more satiated.

Carbs and sugar cause hunger. Once you eat them you crave them more. detox off them.

pouch reset or go back to bariatric basics

Join a weight loss challenge.

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Are you being active, getting at least 30 minutes of exercise every day? Are you monitoring your intake, eating dense Protein and veggies/fresh produce first? Are you getting at least 80 grams of protein and 64 oz of non-caffeinated/non-carbonated/sugar-free liquid daily? Try getting back to basics. If those things still aren't working for you, talk to a surgeon about conversion to gastric bypass or duodenal switch. The anatomy of a sleeve makes placing a band extremely difficult (less stomach to work with) and much more prone to slipping and other complications.

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