VBG to Bypass?? needed for GERD

on 2/20/18 9:35 am

My doctor has told me this will be a complicated surgery. I'm 5"4 and 175.. so some weight loss is needed as well. My original surgery was in 2004 and I've kept almost all the weight off except 15lbs. I've had the GERD since the surgery. it is severe. I've had many tests to validate it and they say the bypass is the only solution. any comments would be helpful!

on 2/24/18 3:55 pm

I have the same issues with GERD since sleeve surgery. I've met with 3 surgeons and all have told me the same thing. Revision to bypass is the only answer. I'm tentatively scheduled for surgery in May

on 2/27/18 6:05 am

had revision surgery from sleeve to bypass for severe Gerd.I have no Gerd symtoms.Best decision I ever made.I was able to get off Prilosec after 1 year.

Donna L.
on 3/3/18 10:20 pm - Chicago, IL
Revision on 02/19/18

I had my revision to RNY on the 19th and don't regret it for a second. I feel 100x better.

I follow a ketogenic diet post-op. I also have a diagnosis of binge eating disorder. Feel free to ask me about either!

It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much...the life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully. -- Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

on 3/4/18 9:35 pm
RNY on 08/21/12

Sleeve to bypass isn't any more complicated for the surgeon than a bypass on a new patient. Since there is less stomach it might even be easier.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.