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Hiatal hernia repairs are quite common along with WLS, as they are a common problem amongst the morbidly obese. Ditto with gallbladders - it is not overly unusual to see them removed along with WLS if they had been causing problems, or can be anticipated to cause problems. My surgeon routinely removes them when he does the DS (which is a sleeve along with malabsorptive intestinal rerouting) but only removes them with the VSG if he feels stones when he is in there doing the surgery.

Based upon that, I wouldn't expect the trifecta to be all that unusual, though I haven't gone through that myself.

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I had a a hiatal hernia fixed with my vsg (I did not know I had one till after the op lol)

From reading my discharge notes they pull your stomach back down from your diaphragm then use plastic stitches to shrink the gap so your stomach wont fit back though the hole

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I had my gallbladder taken at the same time as my sleeve. Surgeon wasn't sure he was going to do it until he got in there. Kaiser had been trying to take it for years (I've had stones causing me issues and I refused to give it up for some reason) and they finally got it. My recovery wasn't as easy as everyone else has described and I suspect it's because they had to pull out my gallbladder plus some massive stones (the one I was allowed to keep was bigger than my entire thumb). My abdomen hurt for 1-2 weeks after and I was worried I was going to give myself an hernia just sitting up/standing up/sitting down. No lingering pain from the loss of my gallbladder though.

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Glad you finally healed up and no lasting pain! They haven’t said anything about mine so it will probably stay. Gallbladder is way deep down there under everything; no wonder it hurt.

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