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I am 2 years out from gastric sleeve surgery. 100lbs down. Original weight 383 and today 277-281. I have not overstretched my sleeve and I excercise 3-4 times a week. I can break the 277.

All of my labs are great. Cholesterol, Glucose, Sodium, Vitamins, blood counts. However, my high blood pressure has returned, I still have GERD and sleep apnea.

I am considering a revision to a DS. I know that is a bit extreme, but my BMI is still above a 36. I am a little nervous, but more so because this surgery reroutes my anatomy.

also, I don’t know what the recovery looks like for a DS patient that already had a previous sleeve. Any thoughts on all of this would be greatly appreciated.

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If you have any indications of GERD a surgery will likely not suggest DS but RNY.
Before you go that route, have you asked your team what else can be done? Ask about other (nutritionist, pharmacological) options.

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I had gerd & was able to get the conversion from sleeve to DS. My surgery was November 18, 2022. I had 2 bouts of acids reflux the night of surgery but nothing since. Also, my surgeon prescribed Protonix to be taken daily for 3 months even if I don’t have any reflux issues. As far as recovery…. My stomach is still bloated from all the air they pumped in me prior to surgery. I also had my gallbladder taken out as well, so my stomach is a bit sore. sleeping with a pillow pressed against my stomach helps me sleep really well. I’m able to get in my Protein & Water with no issues thus far. My body is tired, but I feel pretty good overall.

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