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About carlacv

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  1. I had the gastric sleeve 3 years ago and then I started having acid reflux. Told my surgeon about it he did two tests an endoscopy and barium test. Turned out I had a hiatal hernia. So in order to fix it I have to have surgery and while They fix it gonna have gastric bypass so it won’t returned
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    Recovery Time?

    My doctor puts you out for 4-6 weeks
  3. I got sleeved 2016 now have a hiatal hernia and acid reflux. Saw my doctor and after several tests will have gastric bypass in April 2020
  4. Sorry to hear that bikerchick519 I’m awaiting surgery my insurance covers the revision
  5. I was sleeved 2016 went in for a check up found out that I have hernia consulted my surgeon and now awaiting for a date for my revision. For me I think it’s the best option will keep u posted if you would like
  6. Thank you so much very informative I truly appreciate it! I’m just awaiting final approval from my insurance but I should have it by the end of the week then just await for surgery.
  7. My surgeon want to put me out for 6 weeks but that sounds really long
  8. Thank you wondering if the pain is more than the sleeve although I don’t remember much pain from the sleeve
  9. Sleeved 2017 no problems and recovery was fast and easy. Now experience Issues with hiatal hernia. Surgeon has me do upper UGI and endoscopy recommends RYNY ti remove hernia and help with Gerd. Anyone done this how is the recovery?
  10. Thank you for your input I just was asking about the success rate from individuals who have had the revision from sleeve to RNY. I know what my food intake can be greater and i have been changing it of course. This procedure is one I am considering and i do not take it lightly. I’m just trying to research this as much as I can thank you
  11. Thank you that’s what I was wondering but even 20lbs might actually be worth it.
  12. Had sleeve 9/2016 was doing great till 6-8 months ago started regaining weight (30+) yes I have been eating more but nothing drastic and still exercise 1 hour a day. So frustrating! Saw my surgeon says I qualify for RNY I’m considering it but he told me that I won’t loose that much more. Can you tell me what the average would be and how successful people have or have not been with a revision. Having a UGI later this month to rule out reflux (not sure if I have that) thank you!
  13. I have kaiser permanente they did my sleeve almost 2 years ago, I heard that some patients have gotten their tummy tuck and arms approved by them or they refer them out but pay for it. I have kaiser and live in southern California and are that in Northern California they refer out. Just wondering how hard it is to get it approved and if it’s worth doing it through them. Thank you!
  14. carlacv


    Sleeved 9/27/16 Starting weight 259 Current weight 188 I have plateau several times but I feel great. Strength training 4/week only 30 min cardio 4/week either hike or walk. It's frustrating at times but keep at it!