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Hey everyone another question here ..

I am 40 years old weighing in at a whopping 295lbs (7 lost on opti)

Surgery is March 19th (canada) vsg sleeve

So here is my big question .

I have heartburn occasionally eg. pizza nova or lasagne night . Do u think I would have gerd after my sleeve ?

Thanks

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Talk with your surgeon. Ask about gerd. tell him/her about your history of heart burn.

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My doc told me that you never know who will get GERD, he told me if you had issues with heartburn previously your chances are higher to get it but no way to tell... I had some heartburn before but have yet to experience any GERD.. Good luck to you and enjoy your journey!!!!!!!

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it's kind of a crap shoot - some people get GERD after sleeve, some don't. If you're concerned, I'd strongly consider RNY, which often improves if not outright cures GERD. I had GERD before surgery and chose RNY because of it.

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I'm glad you asked this because I am in the same boat. If I avoid the trigger foods then I don't have heartburn. I'm not sure what I'll end up doing, but I'm leaning towards the sleeve. At least it can still be revised to RNY if necessary.

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1 hour ago, RainbowBrite57 said:

I'm glad you asked this because I am in the same boat. If I avoid the trigger foods then I don't have heartburn. I'm not sure what I'll end up doing, but I'm leaning towards the sleeve. At least it can still be revised to RNY if necessary.

Agreed . My issues with that is... rny has more complications and malnourishment then the sleeve so to revise to bypass is okay.. but what if u have issues after the revision.. we would be stuck we already lost 80 percent to the sleeve .. thoughts?? I was veering to vsg but I am now thinking maybe rny I'm so confused

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8 minutes ago, Socee said:

Agreed . My issues with that is... rny has more complications and malnourishment then the sleeve so to revise to bypass is okay.. but what if u have issues after the revision.. we would be stuck we already lost 80 percent to the sleeve .. thoughts?? I was veering to vsg but I am now thinking maybe rny I'm so confused

to be honest, it really doesn't have many more potential complications than sleeve does. Neither surgery does, really. Lots of us from both surgery camps have never had issues.

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I had serious GERD prior to surgery. A combination of my weight and my diet. I took medication daily for it. After surgery, not a single instance of GERD so far and no medication. Just my experience so far, everyone is different.

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14 minutes ago, SINISTER said:

I had serious GERD prior to surgery. A combination of my weight and my diet. I took medication daily for it. After surgery, not a single instance of GERD so far and no medication. Just my experience so far, everyone is different.

And you are a sleeve??

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12 minutes ago, Socee said:

And you are a sleeve??

Yep.

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46 minutes ago, SINISTER said:

Yep.

Thank u makes me feel at ease.... my sister is a nurse and is sleeve all the way for me .

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19 minutes ago, Socee said:

Thank u makes me feel at ease.... my sister is a nurse and is sleeve all the way for me .

just so you know, the GERD doesn't always start up right away. Sometimes it's a couple months out - or even longer - before it "strikes"..

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6 minutes ago, catwoman7 said:

just so you know, the GERD doesn't always start up right away. Sometimes it's a couple months out - or even longer - before it "strikes"..

Thanks hopefully I can make my finals deciosm for Monday. Sleeve less invasive to me and is shorter surgery time as well no malabsorption like rny

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On 3/9/2020 at 6:52 PM, Socee said:

Agreed . My issues with that is... rny has more complications and malnourishment then the sleeve so to revise to bypass is okay.. but what if u have issues after the revision.. we would be stuck we already lost 80 percent to the sleeve .. thoughts?? I was veering to vsg but I am now thinking maybe rny I'm so confused

It's reassuring the number of people who've had the sleeve and have had no or few issues. I'm happy people are chiming in with their experiences, it's so helpful! You make a good point of not being able to do anything more if we revise to RNY from the sleeve but I'm thinking that's a chance I'll take. Especially because of the undernourishment factor. I hope you are able to decide soon!

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3 minutes ago, RainbowBrite57 said:

Especially because of the undernourishment faction. I hope you are able to decide soon!

this really isn't an issue with RNY if you keep on top of your supplements.

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