I had my consult with a bariatric surgeon yesterday. I liked him a lot and he was helpful. Just one glitch – I am interested in the sleeve but I have SEVERE acid reflux (controlled with meds with some break through that makes me add over the counter meds to my prescription GERD meds).
Since the sleeve can cause an increase in heartburn, the surgeon suggested a few things:
1) Get further testing regarding the GERD which will require 10 days off my Prevacid (which I truly feel I cannot do as I will not be able to function)
2) Proceed with gastric bypass as it not only provides the weight loss benefits but cures the GERD
3) Proceed with gastric sleeve as ESD test shows I do not have reflux & doctor suspects that there is some other problem causing my symptoms.
I’m hoping to get a second opinion about all of this.
Thanks in advance for any help!