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I wanted to go with the RNY, but my surgeon convinced me that sleeve was the better option for me. If you're at risk for GERD due to a hiatal hernia, you should definitely go with the RNY. GERD sucks and it can really damage your quality of life. In terms of weight loss, RNY does have better overall results long term. Missing your sleeve date will not be the end of the world if it means you avoid serious GERD issues. Go for the RNY!!! You'll do great!!!

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58 minutes ago, SteveT74 said:

I wanted to go with the RNY, but my surgeon convinced me that sleeve was the better option for me. If you're at risk for GERD due to a hiatal hernia, you should definitely go with the RNY. GERD sucks and it can really damage your quality of life. In terms of weight loss, RNY does have better overall results long term. Missing your sleeve date will not be the end of the world if it means you avoid serious GERD issues. Go for the RNY!!! You'll do great!!!

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You will do great! When a door closes a window opens 🤗. Keep us updated I'm so happy to hear your still able to have weight loss surgery

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I wanted to go with the RNY, but my surgeon convinced me that sleeve was the better option for me. If you're at risk for GERD due to a hiatal hernia, you should definitely go with the RNY. GERD sucks and it can really damage your quality of life. In terms of weight loss, RNY does have better overall results long term. Missing your sleeve date will not be the end of the world if it means you avoid serious GERD issues. Go for the RNY!!! You'll do great!!!
Actually, my surgeon is continuing to hold the 26th of December for me. Apparently, there are no stampedes for that date! [emoji16]

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Rny was amazing... you’ll do great!

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I’m still surprised by this. They scopes me Tuesday 12/4 they said I have a hiatal hernia and need my gallbladder removed. My surgery is set for 12/11 they are fixing the hernia removing my gallbladder and doing the surgery. They briefly touched on this in the nutrition class and said it was common. I’m glad that I’ll be able to have the RNY just puzzled by your surgeon

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I’m still surprised by this. They scopes me Tuesday 12/4 they said I have a hiatal hernia and need my gallbladder removed. My surgery is set for 12/11 they are fixing the hernia removing my gallbladder and doing the surgery. They briefly touched on this in the nutrition class and said it was common. I’m glad that I’ll be able to have the RNY just puzzled by your surgeon
My sleeve surgery is cancelled, but I can have RNY. The RNY is the best route for a mid to large hiatal hernia. This is what I've learned: with a 4cm hernia, the typical repair that comes with a sleeve is often inadequate. Under the pressure of the sleeve, the hernia often returns and GERD is worse than ever and can be a life changer toward the negative. With a 4 cm hernia, a patient is better to go the RNY route for a host of very good reasons: the nature of the procedure itself pulls the stomach pouch down, thereby putting the esophagus and upper stomach back into proper position; the hernia opening is fixed; the pouch of RNY is not under pressure, a greater greater greater chance the hernia will never resurface and the GERD is cured. At my original post, I was upset because I did not know I still had options and I was uneducated on the physiology of the RNY, having focused Dooley on the sleeve. My surgery date of December 26th still stands, just a different procedure. I believe I'm in the best of health. [emoji4]

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3 hours ago, kjuno said:

I’m still surprised by this. They scopes me Tuesday 12/4 they said I have a hiatal hernia and need my gallbladder removed. My surgery is set for 12/11 they are fixing the hernia removing my gallbladder and doing the surgery. They briefly touched on this in the nutrition class and said it was common. I’m glad that I’ll be able to have the RNY just puzzled by your surgeon

My surgeon said they absolutely won't remove gallbladders the same time as RNY because where they insert the instruments isn't ideal for gallbladder removal. It's something they used to do back in the day, but don't recommend it anymore. They have me on a medicine now to prevent anymore gallstones and hopefully dissolve some of the ones I have. (I am post-op 5 weeks).

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18 minutes ago, G Sleeve After Fifty said:

My sleeve surgery is cancelled, but I can have RNY. The RNY is the best route for a mid to large hiatal hernia. This is what I've learned: with a 4cm hernia, the typical repair that comes with a sleeve is often inadequate. Under the pressure of the sleeve, the hernia often returns and GERD is worse than ever and can be a life changer toward the negative. With a 4 cm hernia, a patient is better to go the RNY route for a host of very good reasons: the nature of the procedure itself pulls the stomach pouch down, thereby putting the esophagus and upper stomach back into proper position; the hernia opening is fixed; the pouch of RNY is not under pressure, a greater greater greater chance the hernia will never resurface and the GERD is cured. At my original post, I was upset because I did not know I still had options and I was uneducated on the physiology of the RNY, having focused Dooley on the sleeve. My surgery date of December 26th still stands, just a different procedure. I believe I'm in the best of health.

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You will do great! Just stick to your Vitamins post-op and follow your diet, which is very similar to sleeve with a bit less sugar and starch allowed, and you won't even know the difference between the two. ❤️

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Here is a link to my latest YouTube video explaining why I had to be changed from sleeve to bypass:

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Come to Bypassland and Kangarooville and visit me÷A lot of n8ce people there. Do you know why we are Kangaroos? Because we all now have pouches! And you still won't have had 3/4 of your stomach thrown into the surgical trash.You're all there, just a little rerouting of the piping. And I have had the torture-side of RnY, if I can remain positive , believe in its ultimate rightness, have hope for my own healing, you should fare well. If not, honey you've got ME, I have paid and am still paying my dues. Going home this aftern9on after a weeks hospitalization with a PICC line in my upper left arm and will have TPN every evening until my ulcers heal down, wasn't getting sufficent Protein per [emoji105] mouth. And I am upbeat- know my surgeons are ordering this so my body can do its repairing. Could be out before Christmas and my Birthday( December 26th) not the gift I requested but at least it's custom- tailored for me! And Life is different but still So So Good!
I'm in bypass land! Had it December 26th and losing!

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You will do great! When a door closes a window opens [emoji847]. Keep us updated I'm so happy to hear your still able to have weight loss surgery
Had RNY December 26. Happy! It's all good!

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