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Old 03-28-2012, 09:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everybody,

I have recently been to see my surgeon regarding significant weight gain after my gastric sleeve 7 years ago. A new surgery here in Australia at the time (I was only the 6th person in my home state to have ever had it done) the initial sleeve was bigger than what they are today, so, 6 months later, I had a 40 fr re-sleeve and I managed to lose 57 kg (125 pounds), and though not at goal weight, I was happy, healthy, RUNNING (something I had never done before) - life was sweet!

Then I had 2 babies in 2 years - I guess weight loss does wonders for your fertility - and gained A LOT of weight. My post pregnancy weight with my youngest was 116kg (255 pounds). That was 18 months ago. I have gained a lot of weight rapidly since - I am now at 129kg (284 pounds) and desperate.

So I sought advice from my surgeon who suggested either a SECOND resleeve OR RNY.

I suppose my question is, does anyone know of anyone who has had RNY after gastric sleeping hasn't worked for them? I should probably also add that I have metabolic issues with PCOS and insulin resistance.

Hoping someone out there can offer some advice....

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Old 03-28-2012, 09:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I cannot answer your question, but I think if your doc is recommending it, you might want to consider it strongly.
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's not unusual to have someone join RR who is in your situation, but it's usually a failed band. In any case, it's an established procedure with known results. Insulin resistance seems to respond better to RNY than to any other WLS according to some recent studies that were in the news (either last week or this - check the News area.)

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Old 03-28-2012, 03:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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As to your specif case I can't answer, but if I remember correctly the sleeve was originally the first part of the gastric by-pass. It was used in patients that the risk was to high to preform the complete bypass. The patient would have the first part of the surgery (making the stomach smaller) then the rest of the bypass would be done after they had lost enough weight to make the surgery safer. I'm sure the Doc will know a bit more about it. Good luck whatever you decide!
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Monica is correct, some folks (who are the extreme in obese) have a sleeve first then the RNY later because it's a more extreme surgery for those reall big folks...that isn't you, but some sleevers do eventually have RNY. I've not heard of a revised sleeve, I suppose it's possible, but I'm not sure what the point would be if you've ganed the wt back.

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Welcome to the board, thank you for joining us.
(((((HUGS))))) May your journey go well.

Sleeve originally was the first part of DS--duodenal switch, which is similar to RNY, but have a few different details.
One issue with sleeve is that the incidence of *stretching* is much higher than with RNY. Some surgeons place a *net* around the sleeve to prevent this.
There was someone a while back who had the sleeve revised to RNY due to unsatisfactory weight loss. So, you aren't the first, and neither will you be the last.
The choice of what to do is up to you--wishing you the best. (((HUGS)))
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Start Date:
8th August, 2012
Surgery Date:
5' 5"
Height:
339 lb
Start Weight:
284 lb
Current Weight:
154 lb
Goal Weight:
55 lb
Weight Loss:
130 lb
Lb Left to Lose:
16.2241887906 %
% Lost:

Body Mass Index
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47.2549112426
BMI Current:
25.6241420118
BMI Goal:

Weight Loss Method
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Thank you so much for all your replies - and most of all I am so glad to see everyone's successes with RNY - it gives me hope! Also that if I do go on to RNY that I wouldn't be the first

I didn't say earlier that I have switched surgeons as my original surgeon couldn't seem to get me out of his office fast enough when I went to him for help as I was gaining weight. He even suggested torsoplasty (even though I was gaining weight and nowhere near goal weight). I found this incredibly irresponsible.

I have an appointment with my new surgeon this afternoon... I am nervous and excited all at the same time.... Eek!
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I don't have any thing to add, but just wanted to say I think it was a very wise decision to switch surgeons.

Best of luck with your decision.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:02 AM   #9 (permalink)
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284 lb
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154 lb
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Hey everybody... Not sure how to feel about my appointment today...

First of all, it turns out I have a hiatus hernia... Which would explain the pain I have had for a number of years. The sleeve has also stretched about 50%. My surgeon said he was leaning towards lap band as a revision surgery at the moment, but didnt want to make a firm decision until after I had seen dietician and psychologist at the clinic.

So on one hand, I'm happy that he isn't rushing and being a bit conservative until he can see the big picture, so I know I'm being looked after, something I didn't feel with my previous surgeon. On the other hand, I feel like I still don't really know what I am going to do, and how I feel about gastric banding. I just feel like I have more weight to lose than a gastric band would help to do?

I dunno... I feel hopeful and confused all at the same time...
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Just my opinion.
If you have hiatus hernia, I don't think the band is a good choice.
What you need is to have the hernia fixed first, and RNY is usually a good choice in dealing with this kind of hernia, and the acid reflux that accompanies it.
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