Question on upcoming stomach surgery
- Hi Doc,
I had a gastric resection with Bill Roth 1 in 1984, and have had several side
effects since then.
Last summer, I was diagnosed with H-pylori infection with ulcers. Contents
of the stomach could not empty because of the swelling and I lost over 25
pounds in a period of about 3 months. Active treatment for the infection lasted
quite a while.
Last fall, I had another test, geez, can't remember the name, down the throat
and esophagus to look into the stomach. It showed the opening going from the
stomach into the intestine.
Since I had been having problems for years, the gastric doc consulted with
the surgeon who then met with other surgeons and decided that a type of
resection needed to get done. I can't pronounce or remember the name of that surgery
except that it had the word "loop" in it. It would involve making a new
opening about half way up my stomach and connecting the intestine at that point.
My understanding is that a gastric bypass would be too serious for my current
state of heath, but would ideally the best surgery.
I also had a incisional hernia repaired in Februay of 2003 that has come
loose, I can feel a staple, and that would get fixed at that time.
I did not think to ask the doc what would happen to the bottom part of my
stomach, so I'm hoping you may have an idea what would happen and what the name
of the surgery might be>
Betty in Arkansas
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