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Nissen Fundoplication Surgery
Why are there mixed opinions on reversal of nissen fundoplication surgery? Is reversal safe, difficult?
It is more difficult: To undo a nissen fundoplcation than to do it. After creating a nissen fundoplcation, it gets really scarred in place. To take it down puts the distal esophagus and gastric fundus at risk for injury. The only reason to consider taking one down is intolerable gastric bloating with inability to burp or vomit afterwards. And you have to consider why the fundoplcation was done in the first place. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As any other patient: It mostly depends on your genetic predisposition and drugs used by anesthesiologist, then procedure itself. Theoretically eye procedures and gyn surgeries has higher incidence of nausea, but with modern drugs, it is not significant as in the past. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Has anyone had both a gallbladder removed and also undergone nissen fundoplication surgery? How is the recovery process?
Combining surgeries: Usually makes the surgery longer, causes more complications, increases healing time and increases the risk of bleeding or infection. As for healing - ask your surgeon usually at least 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
How can I find out if my vagus nerve was damaged during a nissen fundoplication surgery which caused gastroparesis?
Tests are available.: For all surgical procedures there are risks and benefits. With nissen fundoplication and hiatal hernia repair, vagus nerve injury is a known risk. The risk for vagus nerve injury is due to the proximity of the nerve to the anatomy in which the procedures are performed. Okay to discuss with your surgeon and the GI doc on your team. There are tests to diagnose vagus nerve function. Good luck. ...Read more
I had the Nissen fundoplication surgery 6 days ago and have been suffering from phrenic nerve pain. will it get better?
I had nissen fundoplication surgery when I was a 6 lb preemie and now have difficulty burping. I heard that the nissen may stretch as I grow. I'm 11 l
See a GI Surgeon: Absolutely, that can happen within a limited timeframe after the original surgery, however, depending on the way the fundoplication was done, you may have lost the ability to burp due to the completeness of the surgical wrap around the base of the esophagus. It takes another surgery to 'relax' the wrap to allow gas to come up, or burp, if that is the issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good day. My daughter is 14 months and had a Nissen fundoplication surgery done on Tuesday. She was great till today. She is crying a lot and looks like she wants to vomit. I am not sure if I am not overfeeding her as well. I am not forcing food down but
I had nissen fundoplication surgery about 10 years ago and the surgery was really successful; however, for the last several months I've had worsening pain in my left shoulder after eating - really severe pain - I'd say a 10 on a scale of 1-10. Ive notice
Consult your surgeon: Highly like your Nissen has come undone and need to be revised ...Read more
Had nissen fundoplication surgery 10/10, solved issue with reflux of acid into esophagus, now i suffer with excessive gas. What to try to stop gas?
Record diet: You had a nissen and now notice gas. Try recording what you eat and avoid the food that gives you gas like fried foods or legumes. With your nissen you may have received antibiotics. It will take a while to return your gut flora to normal. You may find that yogurt often can help so give that a try. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 lb neonate had nissen fundoplication surgery and now has difficulty burping. Baby is 11 lbs now at 2 months adjusted age. At what age/weight will the nissen stretch and allow for normal burping?
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 3 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
After a nissen fundoplication takedown, should the normal esophagal motility priorto.Surgery return?
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Varies: The fullness can be highly variable. How tight vs how lose the wrap was made, how much postoperative swelling is present and the length of the actual wrap can play a role. Generally, patients will reach a baseline 3-4 months after surgery when all the swelling is gone. If the wrap was made to tight, the patient may have long term problems with swallowing or excessive fullness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been advised to have Fundoplication surgery. What is the recovery, to normal activity, process? I'm a 62 YO male that likes outdoor activities.
Is it Gastric Fundop:
Gastric fundoplication is one of the treatments recommended for Acid reflux or what is commonly called GERD.
The best treatment for GERD is using PPI antacids such as Omeprazole of Nexium daily. Only if the PPI fails to provide good relief you should consider fundoplication which is a significant surgical procedure. It can take 2-3 weeks for recovery. Let me know what you chose to take. ...Read more
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