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I finally bit the bullet and called up my doctor's office down in Florida who placed my lap band back in 2013, and I made a consultation for the 23rd to speak to him about a revision to a sleeve. I'm very excited to finally get the ball rolling on this and see if this will be a sure thing. I was hoping to not have to travel back to FL for a revision, but it seems this is really the best way to go since this doctor did my first surgery and his prices are reasonable so far (I am self pay).

Anything I should prepare for before this consult? Any general band to sleeve revision advice?

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8 minutes ago, Hello_Pumpkin said:

I finally bit the bullet and called up my doctor's office down in Florida who placed my lap band back in 2013, and I made a consultation for the 23rd to speak to him about a revision to a sleeve. I'm very excited to finally get the ball rolling on this and see if this will be a sure thing. I was hoping to not have to travel back to FL for a revision, but it seems this is really the best way to go since this doctor did my first surgery and his prices are reasonable so far (I am self pay).

Anything I should prepare for before this consult? Any general band to sleeve revision advice?

I just had this surgery on 2/23. I absolutely hated the band and should have done this years ago. I could not get any salava to go down with minimum restriction. I finally just gave up. I had the sleeve approved and could not be happier about it. The surgeon that put the band in did the revision. I have had no pain and no hunger since leaving the hospital. I wish I had done this 10 years ago. Good luck to you. You have made a good decision.

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@Tim C Thank you for your reply! This made me so glad to read! I know you just had the surgery, but do you have any issues with heartburn or anything so far? My only worry about getting the revision from band to sleeve are all the people I see here who are getting their sleeve revised to something else because of GERD, hernia, etc.

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12 minutes ago, Hello_Pumpkin said:

@Tim C Thank you for your reply! This made me so glad to read! I know you just had the surgery, but do you have any issues with heartburn or anything so far? My only worry about getting the revision from band to sleeve are all the people I see here who are getting their sleeve revised to something else because of GERD, hernia, etc.

I've had a very uneventful post surgery. I actually wondered for a while if I had even had the revision LOL. The hospital stay was not much fun. I woke up with an extremely dry mouth. Get some Dry Mouth Spray to take to the hospital with you. I have had no reflux, acid, Gerd, etc.. I wish I had done this a long long time ago. Follow me or ask me anything anytime. I hope yours goes as well as mine. Oh by the way. I had this surgery in Birmingham. I live in Gulf Shores, AL We drove up, spent the night Monday night. I was in the hospital on Tuesday night , drove home Wednesday and I went back to work on Thursday. I work from home but still no down time. Best thing is no hunger! It is really amazing!

12 minutes ago, Hello_Pumpkin said:

@Tim C Thank you for your reply! This made me so glad to read! I know you just had the surgery, but do you have any issues with heartburn or anything so far? My only worry about getting the revision from band to sleeve are all the people I see here who are getting their sleeve revised to something else because of GERD, hernia, etc.

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