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If you have had a fundiplication can you have gastric bypass surgery?

I can not physically vomit could this cause a problem with gastric bypass

 

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Most experts agree it's possible to have some sort of bariatric (weight loss) surgery after having had a fundoplication. As you probably know, there are many types of bariatric surgery. Some of these include: gastric bypass, Lap Band, and sleeve gastrectomy, among others. Your best bet is to talk to a bariatric surgeon. He or she can explain all the risks involved.

Depending on the type of bariatric surgery you have, you may be at greater risk for certain complications since you have undergone fundoplication. These complications may include injury to the stomach and leakage. Again, these are potential complications you should discuss with a bariatric surgeon.

When thinking about bariatric surgery, it's best to find a surgeon who specializes in these procedures. Ask what type(s) of bariatric surgery the surgeon performs, how many procedures he or she performs each year, and how often his or her patients encounter serious complications after the surgery. It's also a good idea to interview several surgeons before making a choice. You can ask for referrals to speak to former patients, though health care laws may make it difficult for a doctor to provide such information. But it never hurts to ask!

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