esophageal dysmotility and VSG


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OK, my upper GI came back with esophageal dysmotility. Has anyone else had this and still have the VSG? I'm praying it doesn't stop me! Thanks for any advice.:)

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Aha! My surgeon just emailed me and told me that my medical issue is not contraindicated for the sleeve! Hurray! Only people with severe gastroesophageal reflux should be hesitant, but I don't have that. Thank you for listening to me.:001_cool:

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Wooohooo great news and congrats ! ! !

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Yea..... full steam ahead

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Wonderful news! Never heard of the condition, but I'm glad it won't stop you from moving forward!

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Esophageal dysmotility means the normal manner of swallowing working down through the esophagus is haywire. Not a medical definition, but hey. With me it's asymptomatic. (It can be caused by morbid obesity. ahem.):001_cool:

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Hi,

I have esophageal dysmotility that was only diagnosed AFTER I had my sleeve. It has caused me no end of grief and am essentially on a minced and mashed diet & my quality of life is hugely affected. Other textures just won't stay down the theory I've been given is that pre surgery our stomach does not put 'pressure' on our esaphagus and we don't know we have essentially a swallowing problme. By sleeving our stomach we create 'pressure' and our poor old esophagus can't handle it.

I'm frustrated because I can't remember having reflux pre surgery and it's the reflux that apparently causes the damage that leads to dysmotility. THAT or my vagus nerve was tampered with having the sleeve formed.

After being under the care of my surgeon and gastroenterologist, after trying every 'trick in the book' they are recommending I have a conversion to a gastric bypass. Weighing up my choice!!!

G.

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Wow.

I am sorry to hear that you are having to deal with this.

All I can tell you is that I will pray for you....

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G, I hope it all works out for you.

Jane x

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