Chronic acid reflux. VSG vs Gastric Bypass? 30 year old female, BMI 45 (Photo)
I have chronic acid reflux & have been on Somac (Pantoprazole) 40mg for about 6 yrs. I've had investigatory endoscopy & colonoscopy recently which didn't find anything (no hernia, Barretts, ulcers,etc). When I cease the PPI, the discomfort of reflux is hard to tolerate + it also worsens my asthma. Potentially my acid reflux is caused in part by obesity and in part by the rebound effect of trying to cease the PPI suddenly. Is VSG suitable? And will the same dose of PPI help post-VSG?