Schedule for Gastric Sleeve but dr changed to Gastric Bypass


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So today I was informed I won't be able to do sleeve due to Gerd and hernia on my chest .... so my doctor told me I have to do the Bypass... I'm very scared and confused anyone else went through this please share... my hw was 392 current weight is 332 goal weight 180... I trust my doctor but I'm just all types of confused and anxious

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I wanted to sleeve but couldn't have it because of my acid reflux. I did the bypass and now I don't need to take anything for heartburn at all :-)

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Generally, the sleeve will only make severe acid reflux (GERD) worse. That is why you doctor is recommending gastric bypass. Some individuals have the sleeve but after awhile have to have a second surgery to gastric bypass because of severe acid reflux.

I had severe acid reflux prior to surgery. My doctor recommended gastric bypass. I am 4 years post-op and have not been bothered by severe acid reflux since my operation.

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On 8/7/2017 at 6:28 PM, shalove said:

So today I was informed I won't be able to do sleeve due to Gerd and hernia on my chest emoji24.pngemoji24.pngemoji24.png.... so my doctor told me I have to do the Bypass... I'm very scared and confused anyone else went through this please share... my hw was 392 current weight is 332 goal weight 180... I trust my doctor but I'm just all types of confused and anxious emoji30.png

what's the problem? you're going to lose more weight and have no more issues with GERD the rest of your life.

sounds like a win-win to me. be happy!

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I know that must have come as a shock! sleep on it, and do some reading up on the bypass starting tomorrow. There are some differences, but the initial healing period is the same.

[Hugs], everything will work out, you'll see!

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I had the very same thing happened and I was about to say forget it! A week after my scope the nurse from the office called and said " just wanted to let you know your biopsy was positive for Barrets". Just like that! I was a little upset and she told me you'll just have to have a bypass.... that wasn't the plan! I didn't even know I had GERD!
Anyways... that was last Oct and I had my bypass 5 wks ago. It took a while to get used to the idea, but I am very happy with my decision!
I know exactly how you feel, I was angry and anxious.... it was the best solution to prevent a lifetime of illness.... Good luck to you!


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I had bypass at Mayo Clinic. They won't even do the sleeve unless medically necessary- it's just not as successful and the GERD issue is a big one. Hang in there and best of luck!


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