Complications after 15 yrs post op

Discussion in 'Duodenal Switch' started by shelly culver, Jul 10, 2018.

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    shelly culver

    shelly culver Member

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    I am 15 years post op open RNY. Started gaining weight about a year ago, severe heart burn and pain. Surgeon found fistula and hiatal hernia. Meeting with her on Jul 17th for options. I am just looking for support and those of you who may have been through this.
    Peace & Grace Shelly
     
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    Munchkin

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    Have they been fixed?
     
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    shelly culver

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    No
     
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    shelly culver

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    Not sure the best route to go..what is the difference in converting to the sleeve and DS?
     
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    DianaCox

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    If you are going to have to contemplate major surgery on your stomach/pouch anyway, you should consider revision to DS. And I would try to get it from one of the very very very few experts in the field, starting with Dr. Keshishian in Glendale CA.
     
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    shelly culver

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    Thank you.....is there anyone on the East Coast that is an expert in this field?
     
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    DianaCox

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    Maybe Elariny in VA, but he’s an asshat about taking insurance for DS - he excludes it from insurance and makes the patient pay the balance of his charges that insurance doesn’t pay.

    If I had to travel anyway, I’d go to the best.
     
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    southernlady

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    Other options are Dr. Greenbaum in NJ, Dr. Boyce in TN.
     
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    shelly culver

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    New Jersey is pretty close so I will check that out. I do a yearly trip to TN as well so that may work.
     
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    DianaCox

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    No, not Greenbaum. Sorry but he is a chickenshit when it comes to stomach/pouch revisions. He often claims he doesn’t like how the person's pouch was cut and only converts to distal DS. I don’t trust him in pouch revisions, especially complicated ones (OP has a fistula too).
     
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    Will2014

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    Shelly I'm so sorry to hear of your recent problems 15 yrs after ya surgery. Hope things resolve well for you!
     
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    JackieOnLine

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    sorry to hear about the pain and the heartburn. :frown:

    do you want to talk about how much?
     
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    RainCity

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    Dr. Keshishian’s office is in Pasadena, not Glendale.
     
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    DianaCox

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    Oops ... the hospital is in Glendale?
     
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    RainCity

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    I think he used to have an office in Glendale. My revision surgery with Dr. K at the end of July will most likely be at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. But the EGD I had with him in May was done in Sherman Oaks.
     

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