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The control reflux wasnt for you i just haven’t quite got this app controlled.

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I had the same dilemma as well. I felt like my surgeon was trying to steer me toward the sleeve, but I ultimately decided to do bypass. It seems to have a better record of long-term weight loss, and I was worried about GERD with the sleeve. When I made the decision, my surgeon wanted me to explain why so she could see that I had done my homework and had understood the pros and cons--and she was satisfied with my answer! 🙂

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So Alexandro, what surgery did you choose? Just Wondering!

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So glad I found this thread -- I am currently knee deep in testing for my hernia. I was noted to have a "large" hiatal hernia after massive heartburn. I was sleeved in 2016 and have lost 145lbs and weigh about 140-145 lbs now. I am a healthy eater, and follow my surgeons guidelines to a T .

I moved to a new state, and haven't had follow up for a bit but when all this heartburn started I had to seek someone. Ive had the barium swallow, abd ct scan, and ph probe with esophageal testing.

My Dr is trying to determine if a repair for my hernia is an okay idea, or do I need to be reverted to bypass? I am so torn. I have been so successful with the sleeve and I feel like being revised would be a big difference for me, however there is a possibility my esophagus would not withstand the heania repair as there isn't much stomach they can use to aide in the repair and he talked of using mesh to help with that...which makes me so nervous..

Has anyone been through a situation like this and how did you determine which was best for you? I am scared and sick and tired of being put through all this testing...

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On 1/13/2019 at 12:43 PM, Frustr8 said:

So Alexandro, what surgery did you choose? Just Wondering!

Hi.. I chose bypass! So far no issues at all! Sometimes I feel I hadn't had a surgery!

Eliminated 37.4 pounds in 1 month and a half!

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Well Good for You! I hope things continue going well and your Barrett s receads, I had a first cousin die of esophageal cancer , not a kind way to die, she was 3 years younger than me and I will always miss her in my life!

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Im glad I found this thread. Had the sleeve 3+ years ago. Initially lost 80 lbs. Then the pain started. Multiple ER visits before I had my gallbladder removed. Not much help. Constant nausea, pain and heartburn. Ended up back in the hospital from what they called "liver stones". Liver panels back to normal, but still constant pain, nausea, and heartburn. Rx meds prescribed, doubled, and still not much help despite adding Tums and an over the counter antacid to my max dose Protonix. I finally got to the point of wishing I had never had the Sleeve done. I've gained back everything lost. Eat mostly simple carbs and small meals throughout the day. No salad or veggie's for me as they cause pain and vomiting. I think I gave up and some of my old eating habits (sugar) are as bad as before. Just had the pH and motility studies two weeks ago. Gastro called to tell me he is referring me to surgeon. I'm apprehensive about a sleeve to bypass revision. The thought of rearranging things bothers me...quite a bit. Hoping for some wise words, encouragement, or advice. Now I'm anxious and that just makes everything worse.

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Barb. So sorry to hear all the pain you have been through! I had a sleeve in April 2015 and while not as severe as yours, I had a lot of problems with reflux and pain and gain afterwards. I had a revision to RNY 13 days ago....and I feel AMAZING. Pain is gone. Reflux gone. It’s truly remarkable how well I feel!! I was apprehensive as well but I am so glad I did it. I feel like I got myself and my life back. :)

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Barb. So sorry to hear all the pain you have been through! I had a sleeve in April 2015 and while not as severe as yours, I had a lot of problems with reflux and pain and gain afterwards. I had a revision to RNY 13 days ago....and I feel AMAZING. Pain is gone. Reflux gone. It’s truly remarkable how well I feel!! I was apprehensive as well but I am so glad I did it. I feel like I got myself and my life back. [emoji4]
Trasib, thanks so much. It's great to hear a positive story. I appreciate it very much.

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