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it does happen to some sleeve patients - not the majority, but a sizable minority. Sorry that you're dealing with this - chronic heartburn is awful! Are you on a PPI, like omeprazole or pantoprazole? That usually helps...

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Definitely talk to your program/surgeon about this. Just wanted to share a couple things from having a ton of heartburn pre-op + what my surgeon said pre-op:

It may get better: I didn't want the sleeve due to risk of making it even worse, but he asked if I had suffered from it before I became obese, which I didn't. He then said in case it didn't go away after a sleeve (or got worse), it would 99% likely resolve itself when I reached a lower weight. So there's a little hope there.

Look into other PPIs: Another thing might be changing your PPI. Esomeprazole did nothing for me, but the older and cheaper Lanzoprazole was awesome. I'm still on it for prevention (I ended up with a MGB/OAGB), but there's a chance you could benefit from another PPI.

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That happened to me. Told my surgeon, and he put me on omeprazole. It's been helping.

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I was prescribed omeprazole by my doctor and it looks like it's going to be a "rest of my life" thing.

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