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    Gastric Sleeve Member scrappin spud's Avatar
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    Default Sleeve conversion

    Hi there,

    I had lap band 2009 which has gone horribly wrong; gastric reflux and band slippage. Now I am facing the question, do I want to start all over again and do a CONVERSION to a gastric sleeve. Anyone had a conversion that would share with me your experience and what the difference in eating behavior might be? I have had reflux for so long with food stuck, I cannot do that again. Any advice is most welcome. Thank you.

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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Sleeve conversion

    No clue.
    [I]HW: 240 lbs SW: 199 lbs GW: 140 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0 2 MO = 156.4 3 MO = 148.4 4 MO = 140.6
    5 M) = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0
    1 YR = 122.0 2 YR = 140.00 2.5 YR = 139
    Happy with my weight; happy with my size; over-the-moon with my health!

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    Default Re: Sleeve conversion

    Hi there,
    I did not have a conversion to a sleeve, as this was my first weight loss surgery. But, I have had my sleeve for just over 3 years. Personally, if I were you, I’d consider a gastric bypass instead of the sleeve. Many people still experience GERD and reflux with a sleeve; sometimes it even exacerbates the issues. I am one of those cases, my reflux is a constant barrier and I feel miserable most of the time.
    Hope this helps a bit, feel free to reach out if you have more specific questions!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member scrappin spud's Avatar
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    Default Re: Sleeve conversion

    Thanks for the information. I know that several people still experience the GERD after conversion, still thinking.

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    Default Re: Sleeve conversion

    Yep, the sleeve can be a beast for reflux/gerd. I never had it before, but since getting sleeved 5.5 years ago, it's been awful.
    No pre-op diet
    Day of surgery 11/4/14: 5'4" 213lbs
    1 month: 187
    2 months: 171
    3 months: 155
    4 months: 148
    5 months: 142
    6 months: 136
    7 months: 131
    8 months: 125
    9 months: 120
    10 months: 114
    11 months: 111
    1 year: 109
    1.5 years: 105
    2 years: 108
    2.5 years: 102
    3 years: 113
    4 years: 115
    5 years: 115 Still holding steady


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    Gastric Sleeve Member scrappin spud's Avatar
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    Default Re: Sleeve conversion

    Lately the GERD has dissipated, but I am nervous about converting to a sleeve as I do not want it to return. I am 5'4" and 223. Since having my band 11 years ago I have yet to hit below 200 because everything I would eat would get stuck, so I drank way too many calories. I think I now know how to eat and feel better, but I do not want to be given false hope. I will be seriously considering my options. I am sorry to hear that you have reflux symptoms for so long. Do you have any regrets from having surgery?

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