Cardiopexy with Ligamentum Teres to help post-op hiatal hernia and GERD

misskay
on 3/7/21 9:30 am
VSG on 01/01/16

I just recently found out that there is a surgical procedure that might be helpful for those of us who have a hiatal hernia and GERD after the sleeve to repair the problem without having to convert to an RNY. It is called "Cardiopexy with Ligamentum Teres" (basically they wrap part of a ligament from your liver around the esophagus to reinforce the lower esophageal sphincter)
Here is a recent article that discusses this technique if any of you want to show it to your doctor and get their thoughts.
https://www.americanjournalofsurgery.com/article/S0002-9610(20)30814-X/fulltext#gr2

Have any of you had this done, or at least been able to talk to your surgeon about it? It seems like this is not yet being done widely, so I would welcome any info any of you have about it. Thanks!

misskay
on 3/7/21 9:59 am
VSG on 01/01/16

Here is a video I found of a surgeon performing the procedure if anyone wants to see it : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_SbDqhueRU

I desperately want to avoid getting an RNY (if I could go back in time, I never would have had bariatric surgery at all to avoid the risk of ending up with an RNY), so I am hoping that this is actually a viable option.

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