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I had my RNY on 07/01/2020. Everything was going well until the first of September when I started having issues keeping food down. My doctor did a endoscopy on 09/14/2020 and found that the opening from my stomach to my intestines had closed up. I ended up in the hospital for 10 days and they redid my surgery on 09/21/2020. I went in yesterday 10/19/2020 for another endoscopy and they found that the opening went from 30mm down to 3mm and they had to use a balloon type thing to try to reopen the hole. I have to go back this Friday 10/23/2020 for another endoscopy so they can try an open the hole even bigger. Has anyone ever had this type of complication?

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21 minutes ago, RNY4ME2020 said:

I had my RNY on 07/01/2020. Everything was going well until the first of September when I started having issues keeping food down. My doctor did a endoscopy on 09/14/2020 and found that the opening from my stomach to my intestines had closed up. I ended up in the hospital for 10 days and they redid my surgery on 09/21/2020. I went in yesterday 10/19/2020 for another endoscopy and they found that the opening went from 30mm down to 3mm and they had to use a balloon type thing to try to reopen the hole. I have to go back this Friday 10/23/2020 for another endoscopy so they can try an open the hole even bigger. Has anyone ever had this type of complication?

Yes but not nearly as tight as yours.

After I was converted from VSG to RNY (for stricture & other reasons) I developed a stricture! I had dilatation to reopen the anastomosis to an appropriate size and it worked 🎉

It may take a few more dilatations, but they do tend to help.

I believe it can happen when a person produces excessive scar tissue (me) or inflammatory response to surgery, etc.

Try to stick to the diet stage you are advised be on now to prevent further complications while you heal.

Good Luck ♥️

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1 minute ago, GreenTealael said:

Yes but not nearly as tight as yours.

After I was converted from VSG to RNY (for stricture & other reasons) I developed a stricture! I had dilatation to reopen the anastomosis to an appropriate size and it worked 🎉

It may take a few more dilatations, but they do tend to help.

I believe it can happen when a person produces excessive scar tissue (me) or inflammatory response to surgery, etc.

Try to stick to the diet stage you are advised be on now to prevent further complications while you heal.

Good Luck ♥️

My doctor thinks I have some type of connective tissue disorder because of the amount of scar tissue. He said the dilations could be weekly until it stays open. I have been doing everything they have asked when it comes to the diet stage. They have me back on shakes until they get it back out to the 30mm that he wants it at. I just hope they don't have to do another surgery. Thanks for your response. :-)

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1 minute ago, RNY4ME2020 said:

My doctor thinks I have some type of connective tissue disorder because of the amount of scar tissue. He said the dilations could be weekly until it stays open. I have been doing everything they have asked when it comes to the diet stage. They have me back on shakes until they get it back out to the 30mm that he wants it at. I just hope they don't have to do another surgery. Thanks for your response. 🙂

Don't forget you can drink warm items like Bone Broth or other Protein broth so you don't burn out on Protein Shakes.

Hoping you have fewer and super effective dilatations ❤️

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