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Hello! I am new to the forum but hoping to be more active.

I have been considering a revision for quite some time now and would love people's opinions and possibly some experience with revisions.

I am not sure if I want to have my gastric sleeve resized, have it converted into a DS or possibly have it converted into a RNY.

For some backstory:

I got the gastric sleeve almost 8 years ago and I feel like I did rather well, I lost roughly 100 lbs total. I maintained this weight loss for about 4 years doing extremely well. I then ended up getting pregnant with my daughter in 2017. I have medical conditions as well that makes weight loss extremely difficult too (I have PCOS and possibly hypothyroidism.) I ended up gaining back 60 lbs and for the life of me cannot lose it. I tried exercise, many different diets (low calorie/high Protein, low carb, and Keto with no luck. The only thing that seemed to work for me was the sleeve.

I definitely want the surgery revised in some way but I am unsure how to proceed. Does anyone have any advice? It would be greatly appreciated, Thank you.

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Are you in touch with your original surgeon? I started there, and my surgeon refused to help me. After that, I started reading about the revision options. I did a lot of reading and decided I wanted the DS, but the doctor I went to only does the SADI. Weight loss is slower than my original surgery, but that's expected. Check your insurance plan and see if there is any language regarding revisions. If your not in touch with your surgeon, I say look at the bariatric institute UTAH. My surgeon was Dr. Medlin.

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Unfortunately, I have moved since my surgery so I am no longer in touch with my original surgeon. I am waiting on a referral from my doctor for the revision at the moment. I don't know much about the DS in comparison to the bypass. I know a few people who have the RNY though. Thank you for your suggestions!

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I’m on the same boat Rachel. I had the sleeve in 2013. Dropped 100 pounds but have gained 65 back. I want to look into a revision. My job has open enrollment and there’s a plan that covers bariatric surgery.

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Hi - I’m also in the same boat. I had a sleeve done in Jan 2014 and it worked well. I then got pregnant 8 months out and had to actively work to get in enough calories for pregnancy and nursing. My weight has gradual lag crept back up. I’m now looking into revision options. My surgeon in NY suggested a band two years ago but I never went ahead with it. Now I’m looking at either a DS or bypass, not sure which one. I feel that I’m one of those people where the sleeve was always going to be part one of a two step phase.

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WAIT. Halfway through this, I checked to see if I wrote this. I had a sleeve in 2016, lost 100, and then got pregnant in 2017. I have PCOS, we had to do IVF to have my second. In the time between both kids, I gained all 100 back. I’m having a RNY revision 1/6! Feel free to message me!

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