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Surgical Revision of a Previous RNY Gastric Bypass Surgery - Ypsilanti, MI
- posted 2 years ago
- updated 2 years ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $2,250
- Steven C. Poplawski, MD (Ypsilanti, MI)
Had RNY revision surgery because prior RNY surgery...
- 3 Sep 2010
Had RNY revision surgery because prior RNY surgery (done elsewhere) was a failure...stomach had not been made small enough during initial surgery. Supposedly because my liver was exceptionally large. I could have just let it be, but my weight was picking up too even with diet and exercise.
I began my research and decided on revision surgery because I felt it necessary for health reasons and because when done properly it works! It also helps that the new surgeon used to be a liver transplant surgeon so he obviously knew how to get around the liver so to speak...
My Doctor: Steven C. Poplawski, MD
Knowing that something was not right about the initial surgery, When researching surgical alternatives, all roads led to Dr. P. e.g. Support group chat, patient recommendations, etc. Most bariatric surgeons will not take on "someone elses problem patient". However, he agreed to take me on and that was one of the best days of my life. Having revision surgery can be more of a risk because he had to undo what was done previously and redo it correctly. Well he is a genius...and I don't say that lightly. I believe I came out of this surgery more easily than the last one. The entire experience was superior from the check in personnel to the nurses on the recovery floor. Their follow up while recovering was a surprise. I received a couple of calls making sure I was OK and discussing diet options at each stage. I cannot say enough about Dr. P. I just wish I had gone there in the first place! Anyone looking for a revision should meet with Dr. P. Obviously if he can do a revision, he can handle a normal Gastric Bypass type surgery too!