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SLEEVE CONVERSION: Vertical gastric sleeve (VGS) to Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB) ?



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Vertical gastric sleeve (VGS) to Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB) ?

I was sleeved about 7 years ago in Mexico. The operation added about 90 pounds of weight loss over 18 months.

However unfortunately, after several years and a couple of babies, the weight has come back on. I’m exactly where I was seven years ago. 😔

I feel my pouch has been stretched slowly over the years and my metabolism is shot.

Not uncommonly, one of the side effects of the sleeve was terrible heartburn. I’ve been taking a prescription grade antacid since my surgery. I recently read that this particular bariatric side affect has been linked to stomach cancer. 😳

I recently consulted with bariatric surgeon in Mexico to see what my options are and he suggested I convert to a mini gastric bypass. He said it would resolve the acid reflux complication and also I would lose the weight I have regained.

Has anyone gone from VGS to a MGB that could share their experiences with me? Either here or privately? I’d really appreciate it. 🙏🏼

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I have heard that the mini bypass is a high risk for reflux. Maybe you should be looking at a full bypass - the sleeve is part 1 of a DS you could get that next stage

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