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I went to my doctor as I had severe pain and heart burn and I couldn't drink Water and He told me that I developed a hiatal hernia and revision surgery to bypass will treat the hernia but I'm afraid from second surgery two surgeries in less than two years is so tough and dangerous are there another options ?

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I doubt it, but then I always thought I could control my Weight without surgery and we all know how well that worked. So I can be wrong at times.LOL😛

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I would get a second (and even third,) opinion on any kind of revision surgery. Partly due to the added complication in doing revisions, and in the wider range of underlying problems that may create the need for a revision. Different doctors have different experiences (even if they are equally "experienced") which can give them a different perspective in solving a problem.

On these forums, we certainly see some come through who have hiatal hernias repaired post sleeve; there is also wide variation with amount of sleeve experience that surgeons can have, given that it has been gaining popularity rapidly, so many surgeons are not as experienced with sleeves as they are bypasses. This leaves many in the situation of not really knowing how to correct a problem that occurs with a sleeve, and instead stay within their comfort zone and revise to a bypass instead of fixing it.

So, in short, you may be in a situation where some surgeons can correct the hernia fairly easily while others would have difficulty, or it may be something that no one can correct without doing the revision. We forum lackeys can't make that judgement, but that is what second opinions are for.

Good luck,

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I’m having the bypass done due to reflux/GERD and hiatal hernia. After I got my sleeve I started getting severe heart burn and ended up with 4 ulcers in my esophagus. So I decided on the surgery.

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Has anyone on this forum had the gastric sleeve done by Kevin Huguet MD from St. Petersburg Florida is so how did everything go and would you recommend his as the Surgeon?

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I had the same thing. I was constantly throwing up due to the hernia. My surgeon just corrected the hernia and made the diaphragm hole smaller without a bypass revision. . My problem now is that I’m struggling with that stuck feeling and feeling a bit nauseous. My surgery was just 2 weeks ago, so still figuring it all out

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May be still swollen in there, once the swelling goes down you should feel better!!!!!❤😛🍀

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3 hours ago, Frustr8 said:

May be still swollen in there, once the swelling goes down you should feel better!!!!!❤😛🍀

I kno, just trying to get through it! Thanks for the encouragement tho

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