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Hello to all. I had a Gastric Sleeve in 2019. Yes I’m old to this but here’s my problem and please to the newbies or to those who are thinking of having a Gastric sleeve, make sure the surgeon completely remove your fundus. The Gastric fundus prohibits inferior weights loss.
I loss approximately 85 pounds within a 3 years time because of this and went into complete stalling. The surgeons kept over telling me I’m overeating which I told them I’m not. I just now found out my fundus is intake and wasn’t removed. I’ve been so sick from 2019 til present (2022) with stomach issues but CT scans during my emergency room visits shortly after surgery all come back normal. Nonetheless, I just suffered and stop trying to seek help until this year my acid reflux and swallowing started to interfere with my daily life. So the ER suggested a ENDOSCOPY in which the results come back as A Gastric Fundus is Generous and Mild Gastric lining Thickening. After researching, I found that the gastric sleeve was supposedly be removed. I don’t want any more revisions of surgeries but to not be sick, I will decide on it.
Again, please inquire of this. Do your research on the topic of a “Retained Gastric Fundus” after weight loss surgery.
Have anybody dealt with this and if so, what did you do? Lets be of help to one another with truth and honesty.

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Did you find out that at the time of your surgery your fundus was, in fact, not completely removed?

There are cases of people who overate regularly (more than 4 ounces) and permanently stretched their stomachs (and top of stomach, fundus) within a couple of years.

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Yes and I do thank you for your response. That may be due to situations of stretching the pouch but the gastric fundas doesn’t apply to that as I was told but regardless of overeating the pouch itself will eventually stretch but this doesn’t apply to me because my weight is of the same with a couple pounds of gain due to an unrelated surgical procedure(fibroids) but now it’s more so constantly losing due to inability to swallow but no blockage according to the endoscopy.
To answer your question, the fundus is retained. Never was removed or wasn’t removed as it was supposed to be. Immediately post op I had within weeks gas, bloating, stomach pangs, etc while still losing weight. The fund as itself have created more health issues with severe acid reflux and dysphasia.

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