Developed Pocket in Stomach, May Need Revision?
I got my sleeve about 10 years ago and, while I have gained back some weight, I currently weigh about 140 pounds at 5'5". I've had GERD for several years and recently developed an ulcer. When I went in for another endoscopy today, the doctor found an undesolved pill in a pocket in my stomach. I had taken the pill over 6 hours before that, with a full glass of water.
Now the doctor wants me to have a barium swallow and said that I may need a revision. The pocket didn't look very big to me and the thought of having another sleeve gastrectomy makes me very nervous because I've heard that there is a bigger risk of complications.
Has anyone else had something like this happen, and if so, what did you do? I saw something called plication, but don't really know much about it. Would that be something to look into?
Maybe in this case the word "revision" means going in and making a small repair, rather than re-sleeving? If so, perhaps the risk of complication is lower. You might ask for clarification on that. I don't know anything about this; I just wanted to raise that point.