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I have a question I want to gastric bypass because of 30 years of acid reflux I've always suffered from gerd if I stop taking my medication for more than one day I'm in agony. But doctors keep telling me the sleeve is better. What can I say to convince them differently?
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I personally do not recommend sleeve surgery. I too have several years of reflux and decided to get the sleeve thinking it would help after weight loss but it did not. It increased my reflux which now I have to take daily meds. For us with Gerd conditions the best option is RnY due to the fact that it's impossible for reflux to travel back up.

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I have to agree . I had a hiatal hernia fixed during my sleeve in December and despite the repair the reflux came back with a vengeance . I am slimmer than I have ever been, 5 lbs from goal but had to increase my meds from lansaprozole to include famotidine as well and went from taking just am to pm as well

However it’s manageable, I am happy with my new weight and there is the obvious benefits from not doing RNY- I don’t worry about dumping etc and my digestion is the same . Sounds like u have an extreme case and I would chat with ur doctor

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Some surgeons dont perform RNY. it seems like instead of just saying that he doesn't want to lose money or something. I'd go to another surgeon and make sure he/she performs RNY

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I just had surgery Wednesday and my doctor did not want to do the sleeve at all on me because I have acid reflux. Mine is silent, meaning I have zero symptoms, but it had already caused damage in my esophagus. He said the bypass was much better for those with reflux because the sleeve can make it worse.

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