I had gastric sleeve surgery 16 months ago. I have had good weight loss success although my weight loss has stopped. I did lose all of the expected or projected weight from surgery.
I had problems with acid reflux before surgery so probably should of had gastric bypass in the first place. I now have a chronic cough, chest pain and burning in my throat.
Recent esophagrahm revealed reflux and a moderate size hiatal hernia. The hiatal hernia was NOT there before my gastric sleeve.
The question now is could just repairing the hiatal hernia fix the problem or should I have both hiatal hernia fixed and convert to the gastric bypass?
My surgeon is scaring me as he talks about how serious the bypass is. However, everything I’ve read says bypass is my best bet in this case. Wanting a second opinion.
I also have pain in my stomach under my sternum/rib cage along with chest pain and pain in my shoulder blade liked trapped air.
My Bariatric surgeon had me consult with hiatal hernia specialist. That specialist said my hiatal hernia isn’t big enough to cause those symptoms which I don’t understand if I’m having these symptoms. We have already ruled out heart issues. I have a pH probe test scheduled next week to see if the acid reflux is causing all of my symptoms as the recent endoscopy showed no esophagitis.
Again the barium swallow showed reflux halfway up. ENT exam showed no LPN however the burning I am feeling is in my throat. It is sore all the time and I have had a chronic cough for 5 months. Asthma was also ruled out.
Just looking for some answers that make sense and some reassurance if I do need to convert to bypass.