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I am lossing weight after surgery (hernia and esophagus) repair. I had my sleeve done over 5 years ago. GERD was not really a planned issue. However, it's a big issue for me. I think that revsion is good option for many. However, I am scared. I don't want other complications.

I spent 5 days in the hospital due to complications with these surgeries. Every doctor was amazed at the great condition of my sleeve. I still have GERD. I still spent a month in pain. I still need to lose weight. Help!

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I had RNY bypass as my first ever surgery and it was easy besides a few days of pain I'm nearly 12wks post op and feel great... 65lbs gone since surgery!!

Was taken off diabetes and blood pressure meds a week after surgery..

Just have to keep focus on your Vitamins everyday..

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4 hours ago, SeattleLady said:

I had my sleeve done over 5 years ago. GERD was not really a planned issue. However, it's a big issue for me. I think that revsion is good option for many. However, I am scared. I don't want other complications.

The problem with GERD is - there can be very serious longterm complications because of it as well.

Deciding for revision is tough. How much damage to the esophagus did the EGD show? On how many anti-reflux meds are you now? Do you wake up in the middle of the night? Does the reflux bother you during daytime as well?

These are all things that need to be taken into the equation when deciding for revision.

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I guess I had just the opposite of what I hear a lot here on the boards. I had GERD pre-sleeve, but ever since the operation, it's gone away.

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41 minutes ago, GradyCat said:

I guess I had just the opposite of what I hear a lot here on the boards. I had GERD pre-sleeve, but ever since the operation, it's gone away.

that does happen for some. But going the other way seems a lot more common.

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The bypass has a higher chance of resolving your GERD (60%+/-) vs sleeve (20%+/-) but what has the best chance, is the losing of the actual weight. So if you can lose the weight with the sleeve, it is the safest bet.

Pluck!

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Revise. That’s what I did with no regrets so far. It is really the only long term solution for those of us that have gerd after sleeve.

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The hard part? Being in my hospital bed and listening to the doctors talk about my anatomy. I don't have a gallbladder, uterus and missing 80% of my stomach. They really had no clue. I am just afraid to alter myself anymore.

I did this to live and not to become a science experiment!

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