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3 minutes ago, The 56 Bypass said:

The sleeve is not good for anyone with a hiatus hernia or GERD.

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:) Thats why i said if there were any other issues go with the Bypass.. and if it was weight alone the sleeve should be fine :)

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[emoji4] Thats why i said if there were any other issues go with the Bypass.. and if it was weight alone the sleeve should be fine [emoji4]
I agree. I sure wish I could have the sleeve.

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@the 56 Bypass - I did not have an endoscopy before the sleeve as I didn't have any issues with reflux or gerd that TUMS couldn't take care of. I had a cast Iron stomach! But, not now. I'm just disgusted. I called my insurance company and if I want a second opinion I have to pay for that. They don't cover it. But, that's ok. It would be well worth it.

The thing I do not want to do is more testing. I've been poked and prodded so much I'm done.

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To somewhat quote the old saying " Do not stick a fork in ME ---I am more than Done" You are sweetly Sleeved now, so leave you Alone!

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Absolutely! :) Thanks!

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I just got back from the surgeon appt, he reviewed the ph monitoring(which showed 5 refluxes till almost my vocal cords) and manometry and we decided for bypass!!! Scared now! Surgery on Wed.

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Good Luck Alexandro!!! I'm sure you'll do well!

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Congrats and good luck Alexandro!!

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My surgeon said even with my occasional heartburn he wouldn't recommend a sleeve. Almost all his patients have come back complaining of reflux that they never had before...choice was easy...RNY...eventually :)

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I was dead set on the sleeve but checked marked “occasional heartburn” when I seriously felt reflux maybe once a year and I eat a ton of spicy foods. Surgeon had me do a Bravo test for 48 because he would not perform VSG on me under any circumstances if I did have GERD. Low and behold, I had reflux often in the night during sleep when I was unaware. So that had me facing RNY which scared me to death and here I am one week post opting well! Except for the hunger, that part has been the toughest. You will do just fine with the bypass, best of luck!

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Bypass is better with reflux, I chose bypass 5 1/2 yrs ago my friend chose sleeve & had bad reflux issues & now doing bypass as revision.

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I have been sleeved and due to weight regain I am planning to have a bypass. I didn't loose as much weight as I had anticipated. My weight loss stopped at the six month mark. My sleeve has stretched considerably. I regret not having the bypass. The % of regain is less with the bypass, and from my research, people tend to loose a little more weight. Starting at the 3 year mark I have also had ongoing issues with GERD. Having said all of that, it is a very personal decision and there are quite a few things you need to weight up.

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On 11/22/2018 at 2:53 PM, Alexandro said:

Hi, I have a VSG scheduled for December but I'm still in doubt if I should go for a bypass!

I'm 297lb -and 6.0 tall - BMI 39

I was sure about getting a VSG but my endoscopy exam has the following: light esophagitis / Barrett's Esophagus - GERD . To be honest I don't feel anything related to it but I read a lot of articles and comments that VSG is not good for who has reflux.

My doctor checked the exam and said would be ok proceed with VSG. I went to another doctor to get a second opinion, he saw my exame and right away said better get a bypass! Next week I will return to my doctor and talk again and might change to bypass.

What you guys think? Anyone had a similar experience?

Addy had bypass specifically for GERD she didn't know she had. VSG not an option and can make worse. See her "Complications" video on our YT channel.

Joe

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1 hour ago, Camella said:

I have been sleeved and due to weight regain I am planning to have a bypass. I didn't loose as much weight as I had anticipated. My weight loss stopped at the six month mark. My sleeve has stretched considerably. I regret not having the bypass. The % of regain is less with the bypass, and from my research, people tend to loose a little more weight. Starting at the 3 year mark I have also had ongoing issues with GERD. Having said all of that, it is a very personal decision and there are quite a few things you need to weight up.

I had sleeve and wish I had Bypass..... Joe

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