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I've heard lots about sleeves and that they can give you bad heartburn. What about bypass. My surgeon says after healing there shouldn't be much problem, but I'm hearing from some people that they are still taking omeprazole years later... What about you?

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I had hiatal hernia with GERD prior to RNY with hiatal hernia repair, and had taken nexium daily for about 15 years. Per my surgeon’s recommendation, I continued my nexium for about 6 weeks after surgery. I had a bit of heartburn in the first few weeks after surgery, but nothing after that. It is wonderful! And no more nexium. ☺️

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I had occasional mild to moderate heartburn prior to bypass, and I have had absolutely none since. While that isn't the primary reason I chose bypass over sleeve, it has been a wonderful side benefit.

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for most people (not all, but most), bypass improves if not outright cures heartburn.

I had it prior to surgery, so my surgeon recommended I go with bypass instead of sleeve. It completely went away for about three years. I do get mild heartburn occasionally now, but nothing like before I had bypass. A couple over-the-counter antacids like Rolaids will usually do the trick.

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Before my revision to a mini bypass I experience horrible Gerd daily. I had revision on 2/23 and haven’t had any since surgery.

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