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Revision to Bypass due to Gerd



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Hello,

I had the gastric sleeve September 2017 and I have lost about 60 lbs. I've had the worst issue with Gerd and taking medicine everyday sucks, also concerned with the long-term effects of the taking the medication. I had an EGD and have gastric sleeve stenosis and angulation of the incisura. Doctor says the only way to correct the issue is to have a gastric bypass. I am so nervous about doing this all over again and was scared that I would lose too much weight. He advised that I wouldn't lose that much.

Can anyone give me details about their experience with their revision to Bypass? How was the transition?

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I haven't had a revision, but hopefully this search link will help you, there are a number of posts about revision to bypass within the search link

https://www.bariatricpal.com/search/?q=revision bypass

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Revision surgery was the best thing I ever did to reduce my GERD. I was only 8 months post VSG when I had my revision so still in weight loss so I can’t answer the question as to whether or not it’ll cause further weight loss for you. I’m almost 3 months post VSG to RNY revision and I’ll admit I only take my protonix when I remember and will be talking with my surgeon about discontinuing it at my next visit. Before revision surgery I was taking 2 40mg protonix, 60mg Pepcid, and upwards of 12 tums a day. I also no longer aspirate while sleeping and I don’t have any more hiccups that were worsening daily for over 4 months for which I’m sure my coworkers are also grateful!

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11 hours ago, Starwarsandcupcakes said:

Revision surgery was the best thing I ever did to reduce my GERD. I was only 8 months post VSG when I had my revision so still in weight loss so I can’t answer the question as to whether or not it’ll cause further weight loss for you. I’m almost 3 months post VSG to RNY revision and I’ll admit I only take my protonix when I remember and will be talking with my surgeon about discontinuing it at my next visit. Before revision surgery I was taking 2 40mg protonix, 60mg Pepcid, and upwards of 12 tums a day. I also no longer aspirate while sleeping and I don’t have any more hiccups that were worsening daily for over 4 months for which I’m sure my coworkers are also grateful!

Wow my Gerd is not that severe, as long as I take the medicine I'm ok for the most part. Prior to that I would aspirate while sleeping the worst feeling ever. Thanks for the information.

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