on 4/7/21 7:16 pm
As someone considering the VSG - I spent some time going back through old posts looking for anything remotely related to GERD, acid reflux, stomach acid, etc for the past 4 years (roughly 250 pages). I read through the relevant threads and made lists of the respondents who had the sleeve procedure done and had positive (no GERD) and negative (GERD) experiences. There were 77 total respondents - 35 people who did not have GERD and 42 that did have GERD. While it's only anecdotal numbers and the known universe is actually unknown, it certainly seems significant that more people had GERD than didn't.
Incidentally - I did the same thing on the RNY board - I found 14 cases of people reporting having GERD after their procedure over there. While certainly less than 42, it's certainly not 0.
Anyway - I'm sort of a research geek and found this interesting. Hopefully someone will find it helpful.
about 30% of sleevers develop GERD (or if they had it prior to surgery, it sometimes - not always - but sometimes - gets worse). Often it can be treated medically, but some people end up getting revised to RNY.
RNY usually - not always, but usually - improves if not downright cures GERD.
on 4/8/21 6:56 am
I'd read that (about the 30%) that's why I thought it was interesting that more than 50% of the people *****sponded to posts about GERD et al on here actually had GERD.