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Hey good day all old & new. I havent been in the forum for some time... I had my sleeve done back in 2014 as of now i have gain majority of my weight back. Im looking to get a revision.. question was it hard to get insurance to approve for a revision to a bypass? I suffer from acid reflux in the middle of the night it will shoot up through my nose uncontrollably. Not often but i just dont enjoy it when it does.. Also did it help with loosing weight and keeping it off

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I dont know about the insurance part unless you have GERD or something that is causing you issues.

Do you not have restriction to help you lose the weight? I do have a friend that had the revision that did well losing the weight, but there have been many people saying how much harder it is the 2nd time around. I was my original goal weight when I had the revision. I had gotten down in the high 160s and gained back to my original goal weight of 180. I dropped 12lbs the first month and I have lost a few more but that is it for me. I rarely feel anything when I eat but will get sick if I over eat or eat sugar or heavy carbs. Good luck to you and whatever you decide to do, but truthfully if you still have restriction keep your sleeve of course unless you are having bad reflux.

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On 8/24/2020 at 11:33 AM, Savvigirl said:

Hey good day all old & new. I havent been in the forum for some time... I had my sleeve done back in 2014 as of now i have gain majority of my weight back. Im looking to get a revision.. question was it hard to get insurance to approve for a revision to a bypass? I suffer from acid reflux in the middle of the night it will shoot up through my nose uncontrollably. Not often but i just dont enjoy it when it does.. Also did it help with loosing weight and keeping it off

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Im from VA but in WA. Had my sleeve in 2015, and insurance approved revision to DS. I didn't have to do the 6 months etc., because of reflux and other comorbidities. My dr suggested the DS because of the success rate as a revision. Plus I saw how the bypass did my mom, my surgery is scheduled 10/22

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It depends on your insurance. Mine didn’t care that it was a second procedure and coded it like it was the first. It was actually easier this time because I didn’t have the 6 month supervised diet. Just labs and approvals from docs.
If you have GERD, going from sleeve to RNY may be better than sleeve to DS. Good luck!

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