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I had heard so bapd Pi sometimes couldn't talk for coughing. Since the surgery on May 27, my cough is rare.

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there are a few people out there for whom GERD got better after sleeve, but they're in the minority. You have a much better chance of it getting worse. If you have GERD now, you might want to consider gastric bypass as that often improves it if not outright cures it. I had GERD so I went with bypass. I didn't want to risk it getting worse. You may be one of the lucky ones - or not. It comes down to how much risk you're willing to take.

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Most GERD suffers are encouraged to go down the bypass route as the risk of GERD developing or worsening is greater with the sleeve.

I had reflux before my sleeve but it was mild. I made a lot of dietary changes when it was diagnosed which reduced the number of attacks. Post surgery I experience it more frequently but it manifests differently. One of the symptoms I previously experienced were terrible hiccups (prolonged, deep body wracking, strained muscle ones). Now if I get the hiccups they’re much shallower & pass quickly. I take prescription Nexium every day now (only took it as needed previously) which generally controls it. Main exception is if I eat dense Protein close to when I go to bed then I’ll have some burning in my throat later but if the protein is soft or liquid like yoghurt I don’t have a problem.

As @catwoman7 said you may be a lucky one or you may not be. You have to weigh the risks.

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I had a sleeve and a hiatal hernia repair. It was like magic. No more GERD.

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I had GERD before the sleeve. Started getting heartburn about 6 weeks after the sleeve. Began taking Nexium and making some general lifestyle modifications. My 1st year was the worst and by the end, I consulted with a GI specialist to discuss options. We decided to try the stretta procedure and were in the scheduling stages when COVID hit and along with it, all closures/elective procedures/etc. I was left to my own devices for that year and today, I have very little GERD. I still take Nexium, but at this point, I'm taking it every other day with the hopes of eventually getting off of it entirely.

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I have terrible Gerd. It’s. So. Bad. 😩 Originally I was going to have the nissen fundiplication surgery for Gerd but the surgeon talked to me at length about getting gastric bypass instead. I’m still pre op at this point, but my main motivator in this process has been to try and stop my severe Gerd. (Also I’m quite heavy.) I’ve heard from quite a few doctors at this point who recommended gastric bypass for greatly improving or curing Gerd. I’ve seen some people I follow on Instagram who have had sleeve surgeries revised to a bypass due to the Gerd the sleeve caused them. It’s definitely worth discussing with your doctor.

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