I didn't have it before surgery, but developed it afterward. I had a second surgery in December to again fix the hiatal hernia that was also fixed at the time of my VSG to try to get rid of the GERD. I go off the PPIs at the end of February to see if it worked. If you have GERD, I'd stay far away from the VSG and opt for Gastric Bypass.
Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 GW: 170 CW: 161.6
Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-12.2 M3:-9 M4:-12 M5:-11 M6:-8.4 M7:-10.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-6.8 M10:-7
Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day)
I had GERD prior to VSG. During surgery my surgeon repaired a hiatal hernia which he believed was causing the GERD. Since surgery I've been been good, but it's very common for VSG patients to develop problems with GERD a couple of years after surgery, which is why it's risky to pursue it if you already suffer from that problem.
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Age: 35 Height: 5'9" HW:326 GW:199 Pre-op: -32 M1-26 M2-11
I was warned mine may become worse and this was a likely long term side effect.
Overall my GERD has gotten better as I've cleaned up my diet. It went away after surgery when I cleaned up my nutrition. As I've reintroduced poor choices (acids/alcohol), it is present but when I eat reasonable I don't experience GERD. When I do have GERD, I take OTC meds and about a pill every other day takes care of me.
I had mild reflux before surgery. My scope didn't show any hernias or ulcers, and my surgeon and I discussed the possibility of the reflux getting worse. But we needed to go with a sleeve because of my auto-immune. So we took a chance.
So far, over a year out, and my reflux is either gone, or it's handled by the low dose PPI I have to take to protect me from the meds I have to take for other stuff.
My rheumatologist wanted to retain the possibility of my taking NSAIDs and steroids. I'm sero-negative rheumatoid and/or psoriatic arthritis, and have not moved to biologics yet. So she wanted to have the full range of treatment options available. I also have chronic migraines that sometimes don't respond to the triptans, and I have to take a large NSAID dose as part of my emergency ****tail.
I know there are other people with auto-immune who have gone RNY and had good results. In my case, my medical team and I decided that we should take a risk on the GERD because of my treatment plan. Anyone who has a complicated medical case should involve all of their providers in the decision.
I also had mild reflux before surgery. I had a hiatel hernia corrected at the same time as VSG and I've had no problems with it.
Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.
WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL! Average maintenance calories 1350
I had zero reflux prior to surgery. Had a hiatal hernia repaired at the time of my VSG and developed severe, debilitating GERD about 8 months post op (my acid was measured at 409% higher than normal). I know people will say that repair of a hiatal hernia and a clean diet may eliminate the GERD, but knowing what I know now, if I had reflux/GERD prior to surgery I would stay far away from VSG