A member asked:

My 2nd old is 1 wk post op fo. nissen fundoplication, is it normal for her to choke, vomit and dry heave when she attempts to eat her safe soft foods?

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Dr. Charles Breaux answered

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery

Early on after fundoplication, one often experiences retching/dry heaving as the stomach gets used to the inability or decreased ability to reflux stuff up into the esophagus. That said, sometimes there is swelling/edema in the area of the fundoplication wrap that makes it hard to swallow food into the stomach. In such cases, an esophageal dialtion may be necessary. Discuss this w/ your surgeon.

Answered Dec 9, 2013



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