Holly, this is my worst fear and I specifically spoke to my surgeon about it yesterday at my appointment. He said he fixed mine with some strong non resolvable stitches, behind the esophagus. I couldn't quite understand so he drew me a picture. Anyway, no mesh. He said that the tissue around where the stitches were placed may become frail and this causes the hernia to come back in 10% of cases. I asked him about what that would mean and he said probably another operation down the road, not before a year, and trying to fix it again. He never mentioned revision to RNY. He did say that the result of it opening up again could be reflux so treatment for reflux could also be the strategy if a surgical option was not one. I don't understand why a revision would be necessary? To reduce the acid reflux?
5ft0; highest weight 222; surgery weight 208; current weight 120