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what are the most common complications of a nissen fundoplication for gerd

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 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
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Kessler
38 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Kumar
7 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 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 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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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
29 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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
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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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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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