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Hey I am 30 years old

Lapband in 2011 starting weight 330 went to 155

gained it all back

sleeved in 2015 starting weight was 295 went to 155

since being sleeved i have had severe heartburn and acid reflux, my body doesnt asorb anything so i dont get my Vitamins

i met with an ent dr to get my acid checked out

he did a barium test and sent me over to the general surgeon

he looked at my test and immediately was petrified

he said that whoever did my sleeve completely messed it up

my stomach was not cut right

he said the only fix is the bypass

i am getting an endoscopy tomorrow to find out how much damage was done to my esophagus and to my stomach

and then i should be getting the bypass next month

i am totally freaking out

this was not what i wanted to hear

has anyone else had the same issues

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I had A fundolipacation 12 years ago (to correct a hiatal hurnia) that that failed. I had A bypass to correct everything because I was Having acid reflux again.

I’m 5 months out & doing great.

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About a month after my sleeve in December 2014 I had very bad acid reflux. I only lost about 45 pounds and could not loose anymore. I ram about 2 weeks out from my Gastric Bypass surgery done 10/30 and my acid reflux is completely gone.

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thats so awesome and GREAT TO HEAR!!!

i had my endoscopy yesterday and the results were troubling

he was like its worse than i thought so i am waiting to get my date for surgery

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Such a relief to hear others are going through the same thing. I was sleeved In 2014. About 8 months after I got severe heart burn, had the gall bladder removed. Still heart burn. After multiple meds I got an endoscopy over two weeks ago with some biopsies. I would LOVE to fix this, I don’t care if I need to have surgery.

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Hi Ashley - I had the sleeve in Dec 2012, had vomiting, acid reflux and gerd. I threw up Vitamins and couldn't each much but crackers and stuff like that, diet was shot. I lost down to 186 and gained it all back. All of these issues have caused damage to my lower esophageal sphincter (it no longer closes) and my stomach lining as well as a hernia. I had tests run in August, September and October and I had Sleeve to bypass revision on Dec 3rd. I feel so much better!!! I am holding down food, vitamins and Protein properly. I'm able to lay flat to sleep for the first time since my sleeve, I was at the point where I did not care if I lost another pound as long as the reflux/gerd and pain would go away...and it mostly has! 30 lbs down again to boot! My surgeon warned that I may lose slow or not at all, but I am still early into this new tummy. Hope you get a resolution and some relief.

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It's great to rad that revising sleeve to bypass has resulted in relief from the problems after sleeve. I was sleeved in 2015 and did well initially. Four months out, the pain and heartburn started. Had gallbladder removal with little to no relief. Here we are, three years later and the pain, nausea/vomiting, and GERD are what my whole life revolves around. Saw a new surgeon today and we are going ahead with revision to bypass. I feel excitement, hope, and anxiety at the same time. I'm wondering if anyone had any complications following revision. How recovery was different from the sleeve. Any advise you can give?

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I had a botched sleeve in October 2017 and couldn't reliably hold down anything (including water) for the next 6 months until it was converted to bypass by a new surgeon. I am now able to eat again and feel so much better. Unfortunately my weight loss prematurely slowed and stopped due to getting almost zero calories for so long then finally hoarding calories when it had them again. But my situation was pretty unique so hopefully that will not be the case with you at all!

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