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What prompted most people to do the revision surgery?

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I had revision due to weight regain. But I think I am an outlier.

If I had to do it again I wouldn't. I have had no weightloss due to the surgery. Just my usual two pounds a month due to dieting.

I had a surgery that isn't done very often.

It was from RNY to a gastric sleeve and SADI.

I think most people who have WLS revision due to weight regain after an RNY have a distal revision.

But I'll let them talk about there surgery, if they are lurking around.

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39 minutes ago, Lesa B said:

What prompted most people to do the revision surgery?

The band didn't perform up to advertised / reported specs. Ended up with some minor issues and struggled to keep the weight off. Revised to Bypass, dropped the rest of my weight and have kept it off for over a year now. Coming up on 2 years post revision in March.

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Weight was going back up and band was no longer able to help. It was impossible to find a spot that helped resolve hunger without making my reflux so bad that I was waking up choking on acid.

Dr told me they have a limited lifespan. After a while they cause damage and can lead to oesophageal failure.

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GERD

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Lap band failure/no weight loss. I never found my "sweet spot." I am either hungry all the time or can't swallow Water.

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My lap band had slipped and a large hiatal hernia resulted. Rather than to try to reposition the band my surgeon suggested a revision to RNY. I'm glad I took his suggestion--I'm not quite three months out and am already down 36 pounds!

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acid reflux, hiatal hernia, and some regain.

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I am considering having a revision now due to weight gain during pregnancy. I didn’t gain back all my weight. 50 lbs out of the 117 I lost but I have been dieting for months and it’s just not coming off.

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