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10 year band out 6 months, RNY/bypass next? Looking for success stories



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Hello all,

I was banded in 2008 at 433 lbs and lost 250 pounds to get my weight down to ~180 in a few years. Kept the band almost 10 years but the acid reflux got too bad and I had to have it removed a little over 6 months ago. My weight had been creeping up to 240 before the lap band removal and up to 280 now. I am strongly considering the RNY but am concerned about the permanent rearrangement of my insides. That's why I went with the band in the first place, because it was reversible. I am concerned about developing malnourishment, although I am good about taking supplements (which I do every day even now with no bariatric surgery in place).

I am looking for success stories. Who has had their band removed and then put in a RYN and had a good experience? I need to lose at least 100 pounds now and want to keep it off for life this time.

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actually, RNY is reversible, too - but they only do it if you have serious medical issues (which are pretty rare)

malnutrition is pretty rare as long as you keep on top of your supplements.

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I had my band removed earlier this year For the same reasons you had yours removed. I had my band for 12 years and loved it. I have gained 40 lbs since they removed all the Fluid. My doctor recommended RNY when the band was removed and with the weight gain I was experiencing, I agreed. I have been going through all the pre op testing and requirements from my insurance company. Just got approval this week. I hope to be a success story but I would love to hear from others who have gone thru this as well.

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