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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 weakened, allowing stomach acid to reflux back into the esophagus, causing symptoms of gerd. The nissen procedure restores the pressure of the les by wrapping a portion of the stomach around the junction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why does nissen fundoplication reduce reflux symptoms, but not Barrett's or cancer risk?
I'm getting mixed messages on benefits of surgery.
Surgery will help: This is a tough question and still being looked at. The data so far does show that antireflux surgery)does shows some regression of short amounts of Barrett's. It has also helped slow the progression of Barrett's to cancer. However it does not eliminate the need for continued surveillance. Consult your physician on that. If a hiatal hernia repaired it may also help with future Barrett tx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why with a fundoplication can't I get off of Protonix (pantoprazole) without intolerable symptoms?
Nissen fundoplication 5 days ago. I can tell I have a wrap. Ate something earlier and had pressure on the wrap. Still I have some reflux coming past the wrap. Does this settle as I heal, hopefully leading to symptom free?
I had a fundoplication about 15 years ago and just recently developed symptoms of vagus nerve damage. Could the surgery be the reason this long after?
I'm 23,never had gerd symptoms before my hiatal-hernia, I was wondering if I can get hernia surgery without fundoplication? Worried about side effects
No surgery: 90-95 % of people with GERD get better with medication. surgery reserved to a very small section of people . yes you can have a hiatal hernia surgery without the fundoplication, but that will not stop the efflux in any way. try to get the best medical treatment before start thinking about surgery. ...Read more
I had an laparoscopic nissen fundoplication procedure last week, and already i'm suffering from recurrence symptoms, my sore throat, what should I do?
Call your surgeon: The easiest and smartest answer is to talk to your surgeon first they will know your body and the nature of surgery better than any other person on the internet. Having a sore throat after a nissen is very typical especially if the surgeon had to do endoscopy during the surgery or a bougie to help size the nissen wrap. Some sucking candy may relieve the soar throat. ...Read more
Acid reflux surgery: A nissen fundoplication is a surgery for gerd or acid reflux. It is usually performed laparoscopically. The main components of the surgery are repair of a hiatal hernia, if present, followed by wrapping of the upper part of the stomach (the fundus) around the esophagus. This repairs the valve between the esophagus and stomach and prevents reflux. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antireflux operation: Nissen fundoplication is a commonly performed operation to prevent/decrease significant gastroesophageal reflux. The top (fundus) of the stomach is fully wrapped around the bottom of the swallowing tube (esophagus) in the abdomen to make a better valve there. It can be performed as an open operation via upper midline or left subcostal incision, or laparoscopically with 4 to 5 small trocar wounds. ...Read more
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