Gastric Reflux and Vertical Sleeve
Has anyone with bad gastric reflux had the vertical sleeve done?? I have it pretty bad according to the UGI I just had and was wondering if anyone else has had the surgery with it..... Im wondering if the surgeon will want me to do a different procedure..... Thanks for any info....
I am now close to 9 months out and my GERD is no worse. I would say even improved, although I have NOT attempted to stop my PPI meds, yet.
If you are not on meds, give those a try and see if your reflux improves, before you have surgery. DON'T let anyone decide which WLS you end up having......do the research and make your own decisions. I LOVE my sleeve and would not have wanted anything else. Good luck.
Maintain daily activity levels and practice clean eating........still battling some unhealthy behaviors!
After surgery it did get worse, i went from one 40mg nextium at night to one in the morning and one at night, then i found about 1 month out from surgery i was hungry about 10 mins after i had eaten so went to my surgeon and said i think its acid she said well i did tell you it might get worse... she added a zantac to take at night as well and that stopped all probs....
( when my surgeon went in to do the surgery she decided that the hernia was too small to bother fixing) alot of surgeons will fix hiatal hernia if they find one at the time of surgery.
About month 5 i forgot to take my night nexium and zantac and had no problems, so i left it off for a few days and still no probs... then i tried coming off the morning one as well and i had no probs.I no longer take any meds for acid.
I LOVE my sleeve and i would do it again even if it meant being on the meds for ever. as the meds controlled it with no issues.
6lbs under goal weight
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I have about 6 weeks left on the PPI and I will see if my reflux is gone for sure.