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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
34 years experience General Surgery
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
Dr. Eric Toloza
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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 12-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: Gerd is a variable process and treatment includes dietary, behavioral, medication and surgical approaches. I don't know anyone who would operate on a ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
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
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
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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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Kessler
39 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
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
8 years experience Anesthesiology
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
30 years experience Gastroenterology
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
17 years experience Pain Management
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
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
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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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Good early reposrts: New device but seems promising. Early report from LAC-USC in Los Angeles, CA endorse its use so far
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