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I went for all my testing on July the 7th for my Gerd and went to see my doctor and hes gonna write Things up and send them to my insurance company he said we're not gonna put it down as weight loss I also have a hernia and I have high blood pressure so hopefully I will get approved.

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It sounds like he is going to say it’s medically necessary outside of your weight. In that case I think it’s even easier for the doctor to get it approved. Fingers crossed for ya.

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Yes crossing all fingers. I had a very good dr.when he did my sleeve just wish I would have gotten the bypass in first place...but oh well that life. He willing to do it again...

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I had the revision in August for gerd, and I still have the exact sentiments of wishing I just got the bypass in the first place. I think of that often. I was scared to do something "drastic"so I went for the sleeve. Had I known that it doesn't feel any different physically compared to the sleeve, and appetite is far more suppressed for me now... It would've saved me years of pain and sleepless nights from gerd. Most sleevers don't have the gerd side effect but unfortunately some of us are unlucky. Wishing you success.

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14 hours ago, lavette43 said:

Yes crossing all fingers. I had a very good dr.when he did my sleeve just wish I would have gotten the bypass in first place...but oh well that life. He willing to do it again...

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I'm getting ready to have the sleeve. Can you tell me your reasoning for wishing you had gotten bypass instead?

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10 hours ago, Tomo said:

Had I known that it doesn't feel any different physically compared to the sleeve, and appetite is far more suppressed for me now... It would've saved me years of pain and sleepless nights from gerd.

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I feel the exact same way about my Lap Band. I regret the choice I made now, since it caused damage to my esophagus and horrendus GERD. I wish I would've chosen Bypass from the beginning so I would've had a much better quality of life and perhaps even reached my goal weight years ago.

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16 hours ago, MsGina said:

I'm getting ready to have the sleeve. Can you tell me your reasoning for wishing you had gotten bypass instead?

Research Post-VSG/Sleeve GERD. It's a well known somewhat common side effect of the high pressure wls's. If a person develops GERD it sort of forces you to revise to RNY just to have a decent quality of life without GERD.

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Research Post-VSG/Sleeve GERD. It's a well known somewhat common side effect of the high pressure wls's. If a person develops GERD it sort of forces you to revise to RNY just to have a decent quality of life without GERD.
Because of the Gerd and high blood pressure and I didn't lose much weight . But I also didn't have Gerd at all when I had my sleeve .

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On 07/10/2022 at 06:32, BypassingMyPhatAss♡ said:






Research Post-VSG/Sleeve GERD. It's a well known somewhat common side effect of the high pressure wls's. If a person develops GERD it sort of forces you to revise to RNY just to have a decent quality of life without GERD.


I’m getting ready to have a revision from VSG to RNY because of really bad GERD, gastritis, and a hiatal hernia. I never had any problems with acid reflux prior to my sleeve. I’m looking forward to having the revision so the constant issues/burning will stop!

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36 minutes ago, Dogmom68 said:

I’m getting ready to have a revision from VSG to RNY because of really bad GERD, gastritis, and a hiatal hernia. I never had any problems with acid reflux prior to my sleeve. I’m looking forward to having the revision so the constant issues/burning will stop!

I just had my revision to Bypass yesterday! (Lap Band removed last April due to GERD)

Best wishes to you on your surgery!

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I just had my revision to Bypass yesterday! (Lap Band removed last April due to GERD)
Best wishes to you on your surgery!

Just waiting to see if my insurance is going to approve it...Question did you have to go back threw everything. Like at the beginning of your surgery.

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I went through the same thing a few months ago due to a hiatal hernia that had become almost strangulated. The 'reason' for my surgery was hernia repair, and that is what the insurance company approved. As my surgeon said, "we went in to fix the hernia and a bypass just happened".

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On 7/20/2022 at 11:34 AM, lavette43 said:

Just waiting to see if my insurance is going to approve it...Question did you have to go back threw everything. Like at the beginning of your surgery.

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Yes, I had to meet all of the insurance and my clinics requirements for revision.

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I went through the same thing a few months ago due to a hiatal hernia that had become almost strangulated. The 'reason' for my surgery was hernia repair, and that is what the insurance company approved. As my surgeon said, "we went in to fix the hernia and a bypass just happened".

That's what he's putting mine down for.

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