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Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoscopy Surgery
How long after my laparoscopic fundoplication should I expect to no longer need pain medication for my surgery pain?
Yes!: This is the most common anti-reflux procedure, involving closure of the hiatal hernia and re-creating a new valve by wrapping a portion of the stomach around the esophagus. While very effective, this procedure is reserved for the rare patient who cannot manage their symptoms with lifestyle and dietary modifications supplemented by anti-acid medication. An incisionless option, tiff, is available 2. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a Surgeon: Basically, if you have documented reflux disease either by history or testing such as egd or ph probe test, then fundoplication can be considered. Medications can help with reflux, however if you are young or the risk of surgery is minimal, the fundoplication can keep you from needing to take medications for your lifetime. If medications don't work, then surgery can be considered. ...Read more
Depends: upon whether you have a para-esophageal hiatus hernia (Hernia of the stomach into the diaphtagm. STRETTA deals with the espohageal sphincter and is minimally invasive. The other corrects the hernia and sphincter and is via LAPROSCOPE...minimally invasive but an incision is made. FINALLY its your SURGEON/GASTROENTEROLOGIST who should explain and make choice with you! Hope this helps! Good Luck Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a nissen fundoplication takedown, should the normal esophagal motility priorto.Surgery return?
If a nissen wrap is disrupted but reflux is slightly better ie still the pain but no regurgitation, is redo surgery required? Or will it get worse?
Many: Most common initially is difficulty swallowing. This is normal and goes away w time. Long term, most pts can not burp, vomit, and have lots if gas/gurgling. This may get better over time (yrs). Don't let this dissuade u from surgery however. Most pts are extremely happy and have great quality of life. Worse the symptoms, better pts feel. ...Read more
Who does the Nissen?: The nissen fundoplication is a surgery done to correct the reflux of fluid from the stomach into the esophagus. These days, it's often done by laparoscopy, i.e., "keyhole" surgery. This is done by a surgeon, not a gastroenterologist. But your gastroenterologist can recommend their most trusted surgeon for you. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
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