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Hey guys, just wanted to hear some of your stories. Especially people who are needing to undergo a SLEEVE revision to an RNY or Bypass. Could you guys tell regarding the reason for your revision? Was it because of GERD? or Sleeve stretching etc?

Thanks

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I'm actually considering a second VSG. I don't want anything more than that.

I'm totally ticked at myself for getting over 200 again.

My HW: 271.2 //SW: 252 (Dec. 3, 2013) // LW: 180 (Jan 2017). [I'm not an exerciser.]

In the past two years, I've gained 25 pounds--admittedly eating a bit fast, some bad carbs, and I'm just grazing. Grr. SO, 2019: I'm hanging out ~ 205-208. I NEVER wanted to be out of Onederland. I'm ticked.

I sometimes do media work, so my face is rounder than I want; and I've had to find something to wear (size 14 or ?), etc. I was having so much fun just grabbing clothes (size 10-12) and being confident, photos--sure!, etc. Also, I'm planning some bucket list trips and I want to be sexy, comfy, confident, etc. Not self-conscious re: my weight.

Granted, I'm NOT back to 210, 230, 250, 270; I get that. But ...? Other things in my life, I've conquered and excelled at those: Focus...do it...done! Weight, and weight loss? Not my thing. lol .. [NO, not lol. Grr. Dang. F*** :-)]

So I'm considering a re-do VSG or those reasons. I'd love to hear what others are doing if they've regained more than just 5 or 7 pounds. [If I regain 20 pounds after five more years, I'll be nearing 70, so I won't worry about it then. WTH.]

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To the OP--Achieve Goals--why are you considering a sleeve revision? Just curious. Thanks.

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Sleeved on 6/28 and now have horrible GERD. Looking to have revision surgery next spring. Not happy to have to go through surgery again, but glad there is an option to get rid of the reflux.

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I was band to bypass revision. Done because the band was no longer working, because studies show that over the long term the band causes a lot of damage and also reflux.

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So a little bit about me, I was lap banded when I was 17 years old, got it taken out when I was 22 because of pouch enlargement. Now I am thinking of getting sleeve done. But the GERD part scares me, it's like exchanging disease states for one to the other. It helps get rid of Diabetes, but you acquire GERD, so severe to the point that people need revisions to another sleeve or another bariatric procedure. I would be scared to get an RNY or a Bypass, I am happy getting a Sleeve (and this was a decision I thought a lot over to even get to it), so the thought of so many revisions due to GERD scares me to even get this done in the first place. It makes me wonder if I will be one of those who undergoes this too, I don't have current GERD right now, sometimes I do get heartburn maybe three times a month, but I'm not taking anything for it chronically. Anyone have any thoughts? Thank you so much!

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Why are you scared of RNY?

I read this from lots of people and I don’t understand it. Yes it is major surgery but that just means that you need an experienced surgeon. It is regarded as the gold standard of WLS and technically it is reversible ( although this is usually only done under extreme circumstances). No part of your insides are removed, everything is still there. It is the most effective option for resolving GERD although there are a few people that still suffer with it. Taking daily Vitamins is not a problem. If you have had a band you will find the variety of foods that you can eat with a bypass a lot better, you feel full in the stomach not that horrible feeling in the chest. You can go out to eat without spending the night chucking in the bathroom because your first bite went down the wrong way.

I can’t comment on what having a sleeve is like because I have never had one but I do see a lot of people that are revising because of GERD. I also personally know a lot of people that have not achieved much success when going from band to sleeve or in some cases as Virgin sleevers .

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I was band to bypass revision. Done because the band was no longer working, because studies show that over the long term the band causes a lot of damage and also reflux.

I had the sleeve surgery in 2015 i lost about 70lbs, then my Gerd came back with a vengence plus i had a hiatal hernia. I gained all my weight back and i decided to give it another try and revise my sleeve to gastric bypass. I'm so glad i did. My surgery was 7/25/19 and after my surgery my doctor told my sister that this surgery was necessary because once he got in there he had to do major repair from the sleeve surgery that was done as well as repair the hernia. He told her he understood why the sleeve was not successful. even though this is a weight loss surgery, for me it was more medical and i will still get the pleasure of losing the excess weight. So far I've lost 30lbs. I have no regrets.

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I'm at the start over part of this revision process. My first appointment with a new doctor will be on Monday. I was told that it will last 2 hours. The clinic also told me to be "open."
I know what is needed for my health. I have one of the top doctors (that is what I am told). I feel happy and scared.



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2 minutes ago, SeattleLady said:

I'm at the start over part of this revision process. My first appointment with a new doctor will be on Monday. I was told that it will last 2 hours. The clinic also told me to be "open."
I know what is needed for my health. I have one of the top doctors (that is what I am told). I feel happy and scared.



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Why do u need a revision?

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39 minutes ago, SeattleLady said:

GERD, gastritis, hernia and some weight gain. Most days my GERD is so bad that I feel like heck. I just want to get it done and over.

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Is it not being controlled with medication? Did you have prior GERD going into surgery or is this a new thing after the sleeve of having horrible GERD?

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