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My consultation went really good .Eventhough I have had reflux he thinks I will be ok. I haven’t had a problem with reflux since my gallbladder was removed.

The main question that I have does everybody have a upper G.I. Or is it because I’ve had reflux before

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it's been six years since I went through all this, so I'm a little foggy. I'm pretty sure the sleeve patients had to have an upper GI. I don't think the bypass patients did (I was bypass). Or at any rate, I don't remember having one.

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I agree with the above. If you want the sleeve they need to make sure you don't have any esophagus damage and if you do, sometimes they will have you switch to the bypass. I didn't have any damage so they were able to recommend me for the sleeve.

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My surgeon suggested bypass over sleeve for me. If I chose bypass, no endoscopy was necessary. If I chose sleeve, he required one as I had a history of GERD even though it was not severe.

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Thanks for all information 👍

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On 4/21/2021 at 8:20 PM, Vicki_vsg said:

My consultation went really good .Eventhough I have had reflux he thinks I will be ok. I haven’t had a problem with reflux since my gallbladder was removed.

The main question that I have does everybody have a upper G.I. Or is it because I’ve had reflux before

I’m really at the beginning of the process. Did a required zoom seminar and having my required barium swallow Monday. It was required because I have a lap band that will be removed. The X-ray will complete all my pre consultation requirements. Know it’s a long process and I’m not a patient person. But I will be fine. Monday’s not coming fast enough. Congratulations and good luck to all.

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I made the mistake of mentioning I had swallowing issues before, so I had to do a barium swallow. All checked out; no signs of current issues. My swallowing issues is more in my upper esophagus and only specific foods (ie raw carrots) So I just avoid trigger foods.

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@MistySkye
I was upfront with my dr about Gerds before gallbladder. But haven’t had no symptoms since it been removed. I feel that why am having the upper GI. Didn’t tell him about swallowing issues. But guess they may see it in upperGi series

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I am having the sleeve and I have GERD (Mild) but I do not have to have an upper GI. My surgeon doesn't think it's necessary.

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