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Lauren
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@Eilish 30202 wrote:

I had my first gastric bypass about 3 years ago and sadly it didn’t work. I then had a sleeve and that didn’t work either. I started out at 18 stone and I am now 16 stone and raising. Since after about 3 months after my surgery I was able to eat anything I wanted. My question is, can a gastric band be fitted after a bypass/sleeve has been done?

Hi Eilish

I’m really sorry but I have to agree with everything Paul has said. I’m not a clinician so I can’t make any comments about the logistics of bariatric surgery, however, to have two different types of surgery and still not be able to make it work would suggest that you need to speak to someone who can help you understand why.

If you don’t understand why it isn’t working, it’s quite possible that it never will. I would suggest you refer to your GP for help with counselling, just like Paul has said. You could end up spending money that wasn’t a necessary expenditure. If you are an NHS patient, it is highly unlikely you will receive a third funding.

Sorry to sound so negative but I honestly can’t offer anything else by way of advice.

Please let us know how you get on.

Doodah x

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