I am a very strange case. I can't find any others like me. I was banded 7 years ago (2003) and lost 90 lbs in 18 months (250 to 160 lbs). I loved my band, but started having terrible reflux problems (I mean really, really severe) so it had to come out. It was like losing an arm! I started to gain weight back quickly. Ended up gaining 40 lbs back (up to 200 lbs). Decided to have the gastric sleeve and got that about 2.5 yrs ago (Jan. 2009). Initially, I lost 15 lbs the first 3 months (down to 185) but only with great effort and hunger. I never felt like I had much restriction. I have now gained back the 15 I lost and am back up to 200 - the weight I was when I got sleeved. I am very upset that I only lost 15 lbs with the sleeve. I have never felt like I had much restriction. How can this be? I had both surgeries (band & sleeve in MX by the same doctor). I've contacted my doctor numerous times and I'm just told to cut my carbs. Surely something must be wrong? I have researched and researched and can't find anyone else that had a failed sleeve. It must be very rare. I had no complications after the surgery, but my surgeon did say that there was a lot of scar tissue from the band and it took him much longer than planned to perform the sleeve surgery (I think it was about 6 hrs - my husband was going crazy waiting). He removed the band and did the sleeve all in one surgery. Has anyone else had this (no weight loss) happen to them? I'm so frustrated. I am about to have to have my gallbladder removed and consulted with a bariatric surgeon here who said he can revise my sleeve while removing my gallbladder. I'm waiting to find out the cost. Insurance will not pay for the revision. Sorry this was so long. I'm just really hoping to find others who may have had similar problem and found out why. Thanks!