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After having gastric bypass surgery in December of 2016, I now have a hiatal hernia. Could this be the cause of slow weight loss?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Possible reflux

Many gastric bypass patients experience alteration in GI emptying due to their new surgical connections.
When ingested food then regurgitates or refluxes, burning or chest discomfort may result. Talk to your physicians about whether an acid blocker medicine should be tried or further investigation is warranted. Typically, uncomplicated hiatal hernias do not alter efforts at weight loss however.

In brief: Possible reflux

Many gastric bypass patients experience alteration in GI emptying due to their new surgical connections.
When ingested food then regurgitates or refluxes, burning or chest discomfort may result. Talk to your physicians about whether an acid blocker medicine should be tried or further investigation is warranted. Typically, uncomplicated hiatal hernias do not alter efforts at weight loss however.
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