I am a revision to distal/erny...120cm common channel. I hate it. I still have the pouch issues I had before the revision ( not being able to eat solid protiens, pain, burning sensation with "good foods". It has been easier to maintain my weight, but I did not loose to a normal bmi with either surgery. What I think of it is of no consequence, you need to look up every resource you can and decide what the best surery would be.
Post by Seeking Healthy on Jan 2, 2012 10:24:43 GMT -5
I revised from an RNY to an ERNY. I have since had to revise yet again to the DS due to health complications that I experienced from the ERNY. From my personal experience I would not recommend it to anyone. If you are looking to revise I would suggest checking out the DS. If this is the route you decide is best for you then make sure you find a qualified RNY to DS revision surgeon. There are only a very few so you may have to travel.
Revision from 2001 RNY / 2008 ERNY to 2010 DS Surgeon: Ara Keshishian
I'm the exception to the rule I have a distal RNY, and it always was, since 10/5/94. No changes to it (except a repair-no change). Common channel is 100cm (40"), roux limb is 150cm (60"), BP limb was not measured, so I assume it to be 10-12 FEET.
I've not had issues with my surgery type. My doc did his first WLS in 1963, so by 1994, he was beginning to grasp the nutrition. He had just enough to keep us going til we learned more. The mechanics were right for me. I only had loose stool for a year, then wham, right back to my life long constipation til I found a formula to treat it.
If I was to choose again and these were my options: (any of the restrictives (any type of band or sleeve) OR proximal OR the original BPD OR today's BPD/DS OR my distal RNY, i would choose what I have. It works. If my surgery type was off the table, I'd choose the DS as it is done today without hesitation.