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Is it possible to have gastric bypass after having a nissen surgery for gerd?

7 doctors weighed in
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is possible but it may not be possible to do laparoscopically due to prior surgery.

In brief: Yes

It is possible but it may not be possible to do laparoscopically due to prior surgery.
Dr. Debashish Bose
Dr. Debashish Bose
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes. A bit harder

Gastric bypass remains the best operation for patients with a prior nissen (a wrapping of stomach to treat acid reflux).
The bypass instantly prevents further acid and bile from going up the esophagus. You would want to go to an experienced surgeon who has done plenty.

In brief: Yes. A bit harder

Gastric bypass remains the best operation for patients with a prior nissen (a wrapping of stomach to treat acid reflux).
The bypass instantly prevents further acid and bile from going up the esophagus. You would want to go to an experienced surgeon who has done plenty.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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In brief: Yes

The surgeon can remove the nissen wrap, and then perform the gastric bypass.
Gerd should not return as the gastric bypsss usually helps gerd.

In brief: Yes

The surgeon can remove the nissen wrap, and then perform the gastric bypass.
Gerd should not return as the gastric bypsss usually helps gerd.
Dr. Dominick Artuso
Dr. Dominick Artuso
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1 comment
Dr. Michael Zadeh
Generally in patients who are candidates for both gastric bypass and GERD surgery, it is advisable to undergo the gastric bypass surgery first as this often relieves the GERD symptoms in these patients also.
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