Scheduled for Laproscopic Nissen surgery

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   Posted 10/3/2012 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I am new to this site and scheduled for Laproscopic Nissen surgery at the end of October for severe GERD, h\large hiatal hernia and Barretts. When I had my consult with the surgeon, he was showing me slides of how the surgery is performed - and I noticed all of the slides were noted 'bariactric weight loss'.  I asked him about that and he responded that this surgery is also used in aiding weight loss.  Is that correct? And if so, how does that work?
Edit:  I gave your thread a title.  Kindly, Kitt

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 10/4/2012 4:08:22 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/4/2012 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Only if he is planning on a doing roux-en-y bypass surgery instead of the Nissen. I would make sure he is planning on doing the surgery you want.

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   Posted 10/4/2012 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
The roux-en-y bypass surgery is sometimes done for patients that have obesity and recalcitrant GERD.  I agree with Bill, do verify with your surgeon which procedure he is going to do and don't sign any consent forms until you are sure you understand the surgical procedure.
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