Ulcers Gastritis and Indigestion
1. Dyspepsia (Indigestion) After the Mini-Gastric Bypass (Also see Gastritis, ulcer(s), indigestion, heartburn, acid stomach, upset stomach, unsettled stomach, stomachache …, also see Bile Reflux, Esophageal Reflux, GERD Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease…
Example: “I had surgery on April 16th, 2008 in Vegas and I think I have gastritis. What do I need to do?”
Dyspepsia is a pain or an uncomfortable feeling, usually located in the left upper middle part of your stomach. The pain might come and go, and can be made worse by certain foods (i.e. orange juice) and can be made better by Tums, Antacids and foods like Yogurt.
Dyspepsia, Gastritis, ulcer(s), indigestion, heartburn, acid stomach, upset stomach is the most common complication seen after the Mini-Gastric Bypass. It is seen in up to 5% of MGB patients similar to the rates seen in RNY Gastric Bypass (also see: Patel, Felix, Google Ulcer+RNY) patients.
Dyspepsia/Ulcer/Gastritis can lead to devastating complications such as bleeding and/or perforation which can be life threatening.
Because of this patients undergoing MGB should be well educated about the risks of Dyspepsia/Ulcer/Gastritis after MGB and follow advice to institute interventions to decrease the risks of Dyspepsia/Ulcer/Gastritis and to aggressively treat Dyspepsia/Ulcer/Gastritis when it occurs.