Revision Questions

Krob78
on 3/24/21 10:15 am

I had a VSG 3 years ago and I have been suffering with severe acid reflux. I saw my surgeon yesterday and he suggested a full bypass to relieve it.
Has anyone had a bypass for this reason? Does it really help? Is the downtime the same as the first surgery?

Also, does this create more weight loss? I am extremely happy with the way I look and feel.

Thanks in advance!

Surgery date 4/27/18 !!!

White Dove
on 3/24/21 3:27 pm

Many people revise to RNY for relief from reflux. Average weight loss is around 20 pounds, but it is easy to gain back if you are not happy with it.

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Member Services
on 3/25/21 6:50 am - Irvine, CA

Studies show that the main reasons for a revision from VSG to RNY are either reflux, lack of weight loss or regain. There are several people on this site that have revised for the reflux reason. In most cases, weight loss after a revision is about 20%.

If you are in a place with your weight that you are happy, you could just set your macros to maintain, it might be a bit harder right after surgery, but you should be able to meet a caloric set that will provide you with the ability to maintain your weight and adjust as needed. Just keep in mind that it is still very easy to gain weight even after a revision.

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