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How long does it normally take to recover after having a nissen fundoplication for gerd

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Days-to-weeks: Following a laparoscopic fundoplication, there is minimal incisional pain which can be managed as an outpatient within a few days after surgery. Howe... Read More
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Thoracic Surgery 31 years experience
Few days to few wks: Recovery from nissen fundoplicatoin can be from a few days if done minimally-invasively with laparoscopy, or can take a few weeks if done with open la... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
It should.: Prior to performing a fundoplication, i always have my patients undergo a 24-hr pH test. This will objectively measure the severity of your gerd and ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Thoracic Surgery 31 years experience
GERD usually ...: ... Causes esophageal pain (heartburn) and not stomach pain ... If stomach pain, then gerd may not be cause, and fundoplication may not fix this stoma... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
EARLY or LATE?: Early complications include injury to the stomach, esophagus, or adjacent organs (spleen). Late complications may be due to the wrap being too tight ... Read More
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 29 years experience
Bloating: The most common symptom patients have after nissen is bloating but goes away in most cases. The second most common is trouble swallowing and it also r... Read More
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Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 40 years experience
There are ...: Generic risks such as infection, rare as it is a clean operation. If it is a laparoscopic procedure, there is the risk of conversion to open with a la... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Kessler
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Yes: There are some risks in that previous surgery can let to scar tissue formation and this can make the fundoplication surgery more difficult for the sur... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Kumar
Dr. Rishi Kumaranswered
Anesthesiology 9 years experience
Reinforce LES: The lower esophageal sphincter (les) is a high pressure zone at the junction of where the esophagus meets the stomach. In reflux disease the les is we... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Both have pros&cons: Bad gerd with laryngitis that is poorly managed with meds makes you a candidate for either procedure. Esophyx is endoscopic without scars but is newe... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 18 years experience
Hiatal hernia & GERD: An upper endoscopy can reveal a hiatal hernia which may be readily amendable to surgical correction via nissen fundoplication. An upper GI study, ct s... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Surgery 44 years experience
No : No Nissan fundoplication have a fifty years or more of success in spite being more invasive has better track record of success now done with laparosco... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Worst case...: ...Scenario - acid reflux leading to damage to the esophagus, progressing to esophageal cancer. You need to be followed regularly by a gastroenterolog... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Well...: I am not a GI specialist but do see a lot of patients with gerd. If the ppi has controlled your symptoms, then surgery is probably not needed. Since... Read More
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