GERD

Nancy Geoghegan
on 1/11/18 4:44 pm - Lincoln University, PA
RNY on 01/23/18

Hi All. Did any of you have GERD before you did the sleeve and if so did your GERD become worse? Thanks.

Nancy Geoghegan

Cecily C.
on 1/11/18 5:30 pm - CA
VSG on 02/22/17

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

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jblizz
on 1/11/18 5:44 pm
VSG on 10/24/17

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.

Jess

Those who don't believe in magic will never find it. - Roald Dahl

Age: 35 Height: 5'9" HW:326 GW:199 Pre-op: -32 M1-26 M2-11

feels_so_good
on 1/11/18 9:32 pm
VSG on 05/20/14

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.

5'10" Male : Consult Weight 428 1/16/14 : Pre-op m1 -3, m2 -12, m3 0, m4 -27 : SW 386 : m1 -25, m2 -22 m3 -15 4 -12: LW 278 CW 320 : Total Loss 108

hollykim
on 1/12/18 6:34 am - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
On January 12, 2018 at 12:44 AM Pacific Time, Nancy Geoghegan wrote:

Hi All. Did any of you have GERD before you did the sleeve and if so did your GERD become worse? Thanks.

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theAntiChick
on 1/12/18 7:12 am - Arlington, TX
VSG on 08/17/16

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.

* 8/16/2017 - ONEDERLAND!! *

HW 306 - SW 297 - GW 175 - Surg VSG with Melanie Hafford on 8/17/2016

My blog at http://www.theantichick.com or follow on Facebook TheAntiChick

Blog Posts - The Easy Way Out // Cheating on Post-Op Diet

NYMom222
on 1/12/18 8:19 pm
RNY on 07/23/14

Why did you need the sleeve because of an autoimmune?

Cynthia 5'11" RNY 7/23/2014

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theAntiChick
on 1/15/18 6:22 am - Arlington, TX
VSG on 08/17/16

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.

* 8/16/2017 - ONEDERLAND!! *

HW 306 - SW 297 - GW 175 - Surg VSG with Melanie Hafford on 8/17/2016

My blog at http://www.theantichick.com or follow on Facebook TheAntiChick

Blog Posts - The Easy Way Out // Cheating on Post-Op Diet

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 1/12/18 10:24 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

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

stacyrg
on 1/12/18 12:21 pm
VSG on 05/12/14

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

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