I had the gastric bypass in 1997 and initially lost 88 lbs. Then I started throwing up blood and didn't have a full sensation. They did an upper GI which showed a small leak from my pouch to my stapled away stomach. I couldn't find a surgeon to repair it because they didn't take our insurance. The one surgeon that could have done it wouldn't because I had eaten a minature reese cup (yep)...
Anyway I was told by my G.I. Doctor that it had healed itself. I've never been below 170 and my weight goes up and down like a yo yo. I've gained more weight this year so my new doctor did an upper GI today and I still have a fistula. I haven't spoken with him yet and don't see him until next tuesday. I know he had told me I could not have the whole GB surgery done over because of all the scar tissue.
Anyway has anyone had a problem with a fistula and if so do you know if there is a way they can stitch it up without doing surgery ?? I've read a couple of articles about them going through the esophagus to repair small fistula's.
Any help would be appreciated.
Edited by CCaspurr, 07 November 2008 - 05:20 PM.