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I will be happy to see how the data on the vsg changes within the next 10-20 years. I am interested in seeing more long term data on the effects of the surgery. I was watching a lady on YouTube who has neuropathy , partial digestion & a host of other issues. She said there was no proof it was a result of the vsg as it was 4.5 years out. I'm also wondering if those with severe anemia, didn't take there meds/b12? I am just rambling more than anything.

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We are part of a surgical led study in our programme that's going to cover us for the next ten years. We will get surveys to do, they have access to our NHS records for data etc.

I'm only 18 days post op but feel fantastic!

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Well, there is about 140 years of information on it. Which is why I chose it over RNY, longer history, easier surgery (they did it in the old days and people still lived long lives).

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1893089-overview

This is not a new surgery, it is just a new use for the surgery. Just like aspirin has been around for a very long time but taking it in low doses for heat attack prevent is relatively new.

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I have gastroparesis and they use the bariatric surgeries for them. I have neuropathies, etc. because of when I get food in, what, etc. I still have the gastroparesis, developed reflux/GERD and IBS. It happens. You can still live, you just might be visiting the doctor more than you thought and eating differently but its survivable.

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5 minutes ago, swimbikerun said:

I have gastroparesis and they use the bariatric surgeries for them. I have neuropathies, etc. because of when I get food in, what, etc. I still have the gastroparesis, developed reflux/GERD and IBS. It happens. You can still live, you just might be visiting the doctor more than you thought and eating differently but its survivable.

Where did you have your procedure done? I'm also in VA

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I prefer to warn people about investigating their surgeon very, very, carefully. Mine did a number of things because he had his own biases and didn't check or send me to someone and blew me off when I asked if the gastroparesis could have been causing my problems after surgery.

I live in Hampton Roads area.

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I was also wondering about this issue too. I have read in professional medical journals about the long term complications from gastric bypass surgery but read that gastric sleeve is a newer procedure than the bypass, so the jury is still out concerning the long term effects, we are talking like 3 to more years out.

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2 hours ago, Gee1 said:

I was also wondering about this issue too. I have read in professional medical journals about the long term complications from gastric bypass surgery but read that gastric sleeve is a newer procedure than the bypass, so the jury is still out concerning the long term effects, we are talking like 3 to more years out.

Yes but one thing that is obvious is the gerd! I believe th vsg is going on 11 years old. I just hope it doesn't turn out being like the lapband as far as complications down the road

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I know GERD is definitely a concern with VSG because I take Nexium because of past acid reflux. I had to have numerous GI test in preparation for the sleeve to see if I was able to do the sleeve or would I have to do gastric bypass. From medical studies, it shows that reflux can increase 47 percent after the gastric sleeve so we do know this is an issue with the sleeve. However, if you never had GERD or reflux before, you will probably be okay with not experiencing any after the sleeve.

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I never had reflux before my vsg in Dec 16.. yet I had a hernia repair during my op and suffer with reflux very damn day since surgery. I have to take meds for it or else it's horrible


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Hi, erica_ozzy73

I can understand your plight. That's why I started reading about the long term effects of the surgery and found that acid reflux is remarkable increased by 47 percent. I think it is because the pouch is so small that only so much food is allowed at one time. Have you tried other methods for cooling the flare-ups like not eating past a certain time at night, sleeping with the head of the bed propped up, staying away from acidic foods and juices and of course, you will have to continue your dose of medicine, preferably 1 hour in the morning before your first meal. I have dealt with reflux for years so I know how you feel. Good luck to you and hopefully the reflux will diminished.

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When ppl say they don't get reflux do they mean never or don't suffer with it on a regular basis

Hw 325 cw 290 Sw tbd gw 190

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I may be naive but is anyone getting tested for H.pylori? I found this while looking for GERD treatments.

According to the Textbook of Functional Medicine, low stomach acid predisposes one to the growth of H. pylori and is also linked to SIBO and inadequate Vitamin B12 absorption. It’s also noted that low levels of Vitamin C, and vitamin E in gastric fluids promote the growth of H. pylori. And while there aren’t decisive studies showing that H. pylori is the direct cause of heartburn and acid reflux, there is an implied association there.

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I may be naive but is anyone getting tested for H.pylori? I found this while looking for GERD treatments.

According to the Textbook of Functional Medicine, low stomach acid predisposes one to the growth of H. pylori and is also linked to SIBO and inadequate Vitamin B12 absorption. It’s also noted that low levels of Vitamin C, and vitamin E in gastric fluids promote the growth of H. pylori. And while there aren’t decisive studies showing that H. pylori is the direct cause of heartburn and acid reflux, there is an implied association there.

I thought most surgeons tested for this pre surgery so you could get treated (if positive) beforehand. I was tested.

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1 hour ago, Sosewsue61 said:

I may be naive but is anyone getting tested for H.pylori? I found this while looking for GERD treatments.

According to the Textbook of Functional Medicine, low stomach acid predisposes one to the growth of H. pylori and is also linked to SIBO and inadequate Vitamin B12 absorption. It’s also noted that low levels of Vitamin C, and Vitamin E in gastric fluids promote the growth of H. pylori. And while there aren’t decisive studies showing that H. pylori is the direct cause of heartburn and acid reflux, there is an implied association there.

They tested my stomach when they sent it to pathology. Never had GERD before surgery. I had excess acid like almost everyone the first 6 to 9 months (took my PPI) then it stoppped no PPI.

The only time I get GERD now, I cause it. Shapewear+Underwirebra+too much food=GERD for me.

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