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Hello ladies and gents! I am scheduled for my consultation December 5th. And hopefully I can get my procedure done around the 1st of January. 39 male 5'9 310lbs. Excited and scared at the same time. I guess my only real fear is not physical getting approved. The two primary reasons are acid reflux and heart palpitations. From everyone's past experiences and consultations, was either of these things a concern with the doctor? I have read nearly every thread on here and what I read was why I chose to move forward with this. If I'm able to have the procedure then I to will document my experience to try and help people the way y'all (from Tx) have helped me.

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I have mild reflux, I was on meds for 2-3 weeks and then stopped. The ESG didn't have any impact. I am 4.5 month out and lost almost 16% of my body weight (30 lbs)!

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I had RNY gastric bypass surgery over 4 years ago. This process has been around a long time and has a proven track record. Therefore it is almost a gold standard in gastric bypass surgery. Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) is rather an experimental process at this time and I have very little knowledge of this procedure. I keep getting it confused with Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) which has been around for awhile and is commonly called Sleeve surgery. Generally speaking if you have severe acid reflux (GERD) Sleeve surgery will only make the condition worse. I do not know about ESG surgery.

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MikeThaBull, welcome and great question. I recently had ESG, I haven't had any reflux issues before or after, but do remember my head nurse and doctor asking about my history of acid reflux during my initial consult. I would encourage you to bring relevant medical records or detailed history to your consult so you can have a well informed discussion with the doctor.

Great suggestion by James about other potential procedures, be sure to ask about this as well.

Sorry couldn't provide more specific info, please let us know how the discussion turns out. Good luck!

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