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Hello, I am scheduled to have gastric bypass surgery in a few weeks. What’s unique about my surgery is that at the same time I am having a small GIST tumor resected so I’ll be having a partial gastrectomy as well. My doctor said it will be very easy to remove and everything should be fine. Just wondering if anyone experienced this and was the surgery or recovery time longer than just having gastric bypass surgery. Thanks!

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The RNY and partial gastrectomy are fundamentally the same thing, differing mostly in preferred limb lengths and whether or not a remnant stomach is left behind, so it really shouldn't be any different than a normal RNY recovery. I assume that it is a gastric tumor, and that they are removing the entire remaining stomach beyond the pouch they form. I have seen a couple of others over the years in these forums who had no remnant stomach and they didn't seem to be markedly different than any other RNY veteran.

The one question that I haven't seen addressed before (I never really asked, either) is whether there are any particular consequences or risks with not having that remnant stomach there (other than removing the technical reversibility of the procedure)? The only thing that I can think of is maybe increased risk of bile reflux from not having the stomach acid there to neutralize the bile, but that's just speculation on my part.

Good luck in everything coming out well...

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Thank you so much for your response!

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