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Hi everyone! I was hoping any folks in the Boston area might be able to help me out. I had gastric bypass in 2013 and was very successful. In the past year, I’ve regained 50 pounds and have been diagnosed with chronic GERD and have required iron infusions. Has anyone been in this position? My original surgeon is no longer working so I am looking for some feedback about reputable hospitals/surgeons to contact about potential revisions or any other avenues I can take to resolve these issues. TIA!

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Yikes.  GERD is a very unusual side effect for a gastric bypass - indeed, gastric bypass is regarded as the best treatment for GERD.

There are excellent weight loss surgery practices at MGH (617-726-4400 - which is the practice that I used) and Beth Israel (167-667-2845) that you may want to reach out to.

We are here to support you.

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On 8/19/2020 at 2:54 PM, carolyn_dee said:

Hi everyone! I was hoping any folks in the Boston area might be able to help me out. I had gastric bypass in 2013 and was very successful. In the past year, I’ve regained 50 pounds and have been diagnosed with chronic GERD and have required iron infusions. Has anyone been in this position? My original surgeon is no longer working so I am looking for some feedback about reputable hospitals/surgeons to contact about potential revisions or any other avenues I can take to resolve these issues. TIA!

I had a revision to bypass and I still have issues with GERD.  I am burning right now as a matter of fact.  I dont understand this.  Did the Dr. who diagnosed you with GERD say why or how this is happening?

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I just had a revision due to complications. I am feeling so much better. I had a lot of reflux and trouble swallowing. 
after a bunch of tests the dr found I had a para esophageal hernia. While they were repairing they tightened my pouch because it had stretched in 7 years. Hope you are feeling better.

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