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    Gastric Sleeve Member karissasmom's Avatar
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    Question Pre surgery Scope Finding

    So I had my scope Friday and found out I have a Hiatal Hernia. Did anyone else have this and get it repaired during the sleeve surgery? I am already nervous so this has made my anxiety somewhat worse for me.


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Christie13's Avatar
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    Default Re: Pre surgery Scope Finding

    I too had a hiatal hernia (and an ulcer!!!!) and it was repaired with my sleeve. I did not have any issues whatsoever. My recovery was relatively uneventful except I have a hard time coming out of anesthesia but I knew that prior to surgery so I was expecting it.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member KiwiGal's Avatar
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    Default Re: Pre surgery Scope Finding

    Yep I have a hiatal hernia which was discovered during surgery. My surgeon had pre-warned me that if she found one she would repair it at the same time. didn't make a slight bit of difference to my recovery.



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    Default Re: Pre surgery Scope Finding

    I didn't know I had a hernia until my pre-sleeve testing. The doctor will take care of it when you have surgery. Don't worry!



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    Default Re: Pre surgery Scope Finding

    Hiatal hernias are relatively common in obese people. Surgery is the only way to effectively treat them. If you're surgeon wants to repair it during the surgery, you should absolutely have it taken care of - otherwise it may mean another surgery in the future. Nothing to be anxious about, as you can see from the other posts, it is commonly repaired during sleeve surgery without issue.

    I suspect that I have one also, but since I am self-pay I've had very limited pre-op testing. I have one more visit with my surgeon tomorrow before surgery next Thursday - I think I'll discuss this with him. So glad you posted this.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member EllisM80's Avatar
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    Default Re: Pre surgery Scope Finding

    I had one and it was removed 6 months before surgery. I was told it was best to have it removed before surgery rather than at the time of surgery because of the healing process. Probably because of me having MS but I don't know that for sure.




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    Default Re: Pre surgery Scope Finding

    I’ve got a hiatal hernia. MD is removing it with the surgery, planned for Friday. My insurance is covering the hernia part, and the hospital is quoting me the remainder as self pay, which is what is making the surgery affordable for me. I’m glad to read it’s so common!


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    Gastric Sleeve Member karissasmom's Avatar
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    Default Re: Pre surgery Scope Finding

    Good luck on your surgery, hope all goes well


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    Gastric Sleeve Member karissasmom's Avatar
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    Default Re: Pre surgery Scope Finding

    Good luck with your surgery.


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Bellagirl's Avatar
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    Default Re: Pre surgery Scope Finding

    When signing consents, my surgeon has included a section about fixing hernias, if found, at the time of surgery. It’s very common for overweight adults to have it, so she fixes them routinely.



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    Default Re: Pre surgery Scope Finding

    I have one. repaired with sleeve surgery 12/14.... repaired 10/15 (it slipped), then repaired again when had revision to bypass 8/18. no problems since :-)



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    Default Re: Pre surgery Scope Finding

    Saw my surgeon today - he says he will repair a hiatal hernia during the sleeve surgery if he finds one. The cost of the repair is included in my package price. Thank God!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Bellagirl's Avatar
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    Default Re: Pre surgery Scope Finding

    Good news JessNP! Only 8 days to go!



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