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My first post to this forum and I'm grateful I found you.

My surgeon does Band to Bypass in two steps. I had my band removed about two months ago. Except for tugging on a stitch I didn't know was there and having that hurt bad, it went smoothly. Four days ago I went in for step two... RNY.

I was told in advance that there was about 20% chance that adhesions from a prior surgery (colon resection) might prevent the doc from pulling up the small intestine to meet the stomach. Imagine my surprise when I woke up and the nurse handed me ice Water to drink. I knew I didn't have the bypass. Why?

Holy Can of Worms Batman! I'm still waiting to get photographs from the doctor since I barely remember seeing them in post op but my initial Band Surgeon (Dr. Kuri in TJ) something "EXTREMELY" rare. (yup, my doc replied in caps to that) When I had the band in 2004 he said he put an extra stitch in to avoid slippage. I'm not sure what I have yet but apparently it was to dangerous to fix. I know there were stitches the doctor couldn't see when he removed the band and that my stomach is in the wrong place and he couldn't fix it.

I've tried contacting Dr. Kuri just to find out what his technique was called or if my doc could talk to him or something. No such luck.

My stomach is in knots in every way possible. I'm hoping to find out more about Dr. Kuri's surgical technique around 2004. Staff non-responsive so far.

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