The answer is Yes, although you might wanna make sure and wait for another commenter to confirm it as I am not quite sure. Better yet, why don't you give a call to the Medifast guys because they can help better...
Thank you! I am asking because I am still getting to know the program and the people in it. My initial consultation was on Sept 8. I just want to make sure the hospital Im going to is not pushing the bypass on purpose.Unfortunately I cannot change it because there is only one hospital in my area that accepts medicaid...
Hello, my doctor told me that the.
Did work and the weight loss is very slow with the.
I have several friends that have had the.
One of my friends had to have the band removed because it slipped and she had a bad infection. My other friend have had the band for about a year and she has only lost about 30lbs at a very slow rate. However on a more positive note I do know some people who have done well with the.
By restricting their eating & exercising...
I Would be tempted to get another shrink. They should not be so opinionated. This is about you and what is best for you...
I know several who have had the band and have lost, but they have no restrictions on what they can eat. Like the others said, it is much slower too. I have heard of several who have had it slip and who have had to have them removed. The other thing to think about is the fills. It won't work unless you have the fills and they are not cheap. So if there is a chance that at times you may not have insurance (like with my husbands old job, he would be laid off during the winter and we had no insurance) then you will have to pay for the fills yourself.
That was a big reason that I decided to do the RNY over lapband. Also IF you have cheated on a diet, then you will cheat on this too. The RNY helps with the cheating some. At least for me, because I dump if I have sugar and so I.
From it. I dump if I over eat, so it helps me to pay more attention to what and how much I am eating..
OK just a few things for you to think about..
These help you with making your choice. You have to be comfortable that you made the right choice!.
RNY April, 8, 2008.
278lbs - 145lbs..
I hear of a lot of people having so much trouble with the band and ending up having it removed and revising to the bypass or the sleeve. The more I read about it the less I think of it as a good option..
What about getting the sleeve? That is my first choice and what I had, the RNY would be second and the band would not be a choice to me. Like the others said, you have to be able to go in for fills frequently and it takes a long time to find your 'sweet spot' and that is a moving target...
Will work but you have to be totally committed to it like anything else. I was originally going for the band but the wieght loss is slower and not as much as the bypass. Because I had diabetes, the doctor said the bypass would cure it (it did) an the band may not. It just is not as effective as the bypass. I am so glad I had the bypass. 91 pounds down since April 5...
You need to do what feels right for you..
I have a friend that has the.
And did well with it. When I consulted with the doctor I was leaning towards the band and then decided on the RNY for several reasons. (against my famililes wishes).
1. I am a chronic over eater. If it is in front of me, I will eat it. The.
Is not fool proof. If you eat then drink, you can eat more..
2. I crave sweets. The.
Does not prevent you from eating ice scream and "slider" foods..
3. if there would be no plan to reverse it, why have a foreign device put into your body?.
My doc told me that since I chronically over eat that I would never be able to have the band removed or even released. He said he has removed them and the people gained all or more of the weight back. In addition, insurance will only pay for one procedure. If I had chosen the.
Now but wanted RNY say 5 years down the line if it didnt work, I would have to pay the full price. Which was $73,000 including the hospital stay..
I am 5'1 and was 237 when I had the.
Done. I'm now 197lbs 8 weeks later and do not regret having it. I'm not going to say it has been fun but no.
Is, and I cant imagine the band procedure and process to adjust it would be fun either..
So, after all that... Both procedures have success and failures, get all the information and do what feels right for you...
I had the RNY and I originally wanted the.
I never underwent psych counselling before my.
I met with my cardiologist and he said, Steve, if you dont have the.
, you will be dead in 2 years. That was psych enough for me. I already had a heart attach with bypass.
And a stroke. I have lots to do, so dying in 2 years is not an option. The weight loss surgeon said I was not a good candidate for the.
, so I had the RNY and am happy. Ive gone down from 340 to 259 in almost 6 months. Every day is now a battle but it's not that hard. I dont eat as much as I used to. What I would eat at one meal now takes me 2-3 days to do. Rest your mind and do what YOU want to do.
I may stay the same weight for 3-4 days but in the end it is cominig off. If my time comes to an end, it wont be because I am obese. Saying 259 is alot better than 340 and one day I will be 180 which is MY goal. Good luck and successful journey..
Like many of the others have said, I started out thinking for sure I wanted the lapband....I am 5'3" and weighed 230. I was pre-diabetic, had high blood pressure,.
Apnea, and high cholestorol. When I went for one of my last nutritionist appointments she asked me if I had decided on the band or RNY and I looked at her and said "no, I haven't decided yet"....I have NO idea why I said that but by the time I drove home I had decided (against my husband's wishes) to have RNY....he went with me to my appt to schedule.
And meet the surgeon and she asked if he was ok with my decision to have the bypass instead of the band and he said "well, it's her body and her decision"....I was thankful for his response and now 104 pounds lighter I think he is thankful for my response which was "I want gastric bypass". It ended up being an easy decision for me once I made it but take your time and do your.
....when it feels right, go for it. To quote my husband " it's your body and your decision."..
I see a lot of people have had the RNY on this site. Am I in the wrong place? Anyone have the band? If so, what is your opinion. I know I asked about the sleeve in another post.... Any advice would be helpful. I just keep turning thiso over in my brain. It all started when I had my psych consult.
He said the same thing during a support group. He just makes it seem like the other procedures are painless and the band is a waste. I feel like I have no one to really talk to about this. My family is for the band and against anything else. I go to a therapist but she is too kind and keeps telling me Im not so overweight and the band is ok.
Im hoping my decision will be easier to make once I meet with the nutritionist/nurse and surgeon again. Sorry for the rant!..
You should do what you feel is right dont let any doctor push you to make a decision that you dont want to make.my doctor (DR.DAVID SPENCER)really made me feel good about what I wanted .he said that the.
Its for everyone and if you dont or cant control your eating than the.
Isnt for you.they really know what you need because when the day is over they do it all over again.as a woman and one that hasn't done all the right things I knew what I needed..
I had the band in 2008, removed and RNY aug 2010.
I researched to death and thought for certain I had found the perfect mode to help me with wt loss. I initially lost 65, I then began having some intermittent vomiting,which then increased to daily,every meal. I tolerated it and thought it was normal. In the meantime I began being able to eat anything and everything and I did, gained back 30-35 pounds in a nanosecond..
Finally I contacted my surgeon,after a GI series I found my band had "slipped". I researched the RNY and decided this was it, I had tried EVERYTHING and I was at the end of my rope. Just felt awful all the time. Now I am 5 weeks out and although the surgeries are day and night in both the recovery and the lifestyle changes, I would do it again tomorrow. I am not antiband,it just did not work for me. I only wish I had the RNY first to save the lost time,and the feeling of "great I flunked the band" too.
I feel so blessed to have this second chance to help me on my way..
It is an individual decision so I do not pretend to say one is better than the other,but having been through both (BTW family not thrilled at the time of RNY now all converts to yeah me!) Feel free to contact me..
I also heard with the.
You lose the weight slower so I decided to have the RNY on May 24 and happy that I did. Have lost 59 pounds so far...
Statistics speak differently to different people. I started out planning the band, then did my.
And decided to have the sleeve. Nobody could have talked me out of it, once my decision was made, based on the facts...
Thanks to all of you for your responses and for sharing. I only met my surgeon once and at the time the band was my sole interest. The hospital requires you to use their psychologist and nutritionist. I have my own private psychatrist and will consult with him. He knows me better. I figure between him, my therapist, nutritionist and surgeon I will make the right choice..
In my heart of hearts...the RNY is too much for me. The sleeve is scary (having 60 to 80% of your stomach removed and not being reversable)...but I've been through scarier (electroshock therapy 10x). I will have to lie to my family if I do it because they are totally against it. It's tough because although it is my body - they saw me go through hell when I went for.
And how it was hard to adjust afterwards. Without them I would have been able to survive. The band is the most easy and safe choice...but I keep thinking...what if?..
Also consider the fills and refills the band requires...with roux-en-y...it is done and over with...and you don't miss your stomach...trust me on this one....
With the complication rates of the lapband...huh...not me sister...it was RNY all the way...and the sleeve is much different than roux-en-y...just do all your.
First...explore all your options...then.
You will find the answer you seek...
I studied both proceedures for 18 months...and was convinced I wanted the.
Because "it's reversable" etc.... once I felt comfortable telling my aunt (who had the bypass) about my plan she listened to my reasoning and then kindly reminded me of how the band REALLY works.....
Basically n e thing that can melt in your mouth is completly irrelevant to the lapband...therefore lapband does not work...... id go to a seminar about it with your family..........
With the surgeon I was like OH HELL NO to that band! lol They do not even put liquid into the band until 6-8 weeks after the initial placement. Everytime you get liquid added or removed you are on a 9 day diet...3 liquid 3 puree 3 soft.....everytimeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee..
I travel a lot and it was too much of a commitment for me to take on...i am going to get the RNY on Oct 26th and couldnt be happier.its not going to be easy but long term it will be worth it......
I was for.
, then my surgeon said that GBS was right for me! You do loose slower on the band. The possibilities of not maintaining good control over what you eat is less with the band. You have to do what is right for you, bottom line..
A close friend of mine had the band, did everything she was supposed to religiously, and lost 110 pounds at her 18 month check up. She looks gorgeous, no problems, no getting sick, etc. When I initially thought about WLS, I thought I would go that way.until a friend of mine was so successful with the RNY...