Balloon Dilation EGD and Gallbladder Removed

VSGtoDS
on 6/5/21 8:06 am
DS on 02/18/21

I think my life has been saved...

My gallbladder had to be removed, but I believe the balloon dilation did the job..

I had never heard of this, but apparently the opening to my stomach was almost closed.. now that I can eat without vomiting, the DS surgery affects appear to be working.
I've lost 5 pounds in the week since this procedure.
has anyone else heard of or had this procedure? Did it work or did you have to have a second stretching?

VSGtoDS ... Revision 2021

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Gallbladder Removal/EGD w Balloon Stretching 05/27/2021

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hollykim
on 6/5/21 8:21 am - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
On June 5, 2021 at 3:06 PM Pacific Time, VSGtoDS wrote:

I think my life has been saved...

My gallbladder had to be removed, but I believe the balloon dilation did the job..

I had never heard of this, but apparently the opening to my stomach was almost closed.. now that I can eat without vomiting, the DS surgery affects appear to be working.
I've lost 5 pounds in the week since this procedure.
has anyone else heard of or had this procedure? Did it work or did you have to have a second stretching?

yes, it's rather common. It's called a stricture. It might happen snd have to be dilated more than once.

 


          

 

catwoman7
on 6/5/21 8:25 am
RNY on 06/03/15

I had a stricture - had to be dilated twice (at four weeks out and eight weeks out). I had gastric bypass, though - not DS. In RNY, strictures (when they occur) are usually located at the stoma (opening between the pouch and the small intestine). Same deal, though - it's just overgrown scar tissue. They usually appear 1-3 months after surgery - they're pretty rare after that.

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