Doctor insights on:
What Are The Most Common Complications Of A Nissen Fundoplication For Gerd
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 (difficulty swallowing, gas-bloat syndrome) or too loose (persistent reflux). Rarely, nerve injury can lead to diarrhea and/or poor emptying of the stomach. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it okay to go through a nissen fundoplication for GERD after having a gall bladder removal done on me?
Multiple Ways: A nissen is wraping the loose upper portion of the stomach around the lower esophagus to reinforce the valve that is located there to prevent reflux from the stomach into the esophagus. It also works by bringing the lower esophagus into the abdominal cavity where pressure is greater, furthing reinforcing the valve. Also an hiatel hernia found at the time is repaired. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What tests should be run before considering a nissen fundoplication to manage severe, chronic gerd?
Several: The work up for surgery for gerd includes an exam by the surgeon, an upper endoscopy preferably by the surgeon, possibly a test to measure how much acid is coming up, and an esophageal manometry which tests the function of the esophagus. Sometimes an x-ray UGI is also done. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is LINX System a better option for me than Nissen Fundoplication? If I have severe GERD LES(0,3mHg)? Thanks
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 laparoscope as out patient make it more appealing the surgery fix the problem of hernia and reflux at the same time any other alternative like LINX could prevent reflux for a short time and it does not have long record of success yet get second opinion ...Read more
How does esophyx compare to nissen fundoplication in terms of efficacy and safety? I have bad GERD and laryngitis. Which should I do?
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 newer, less studied& not indicated for big hiatal hernia. Laparoscopic nissen fundoplication is the gold standard but it is a surgery/more expensive and makes it difficult to heave or burp. They are both operator dependent & patient selection is key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 40 years old and had the fundoplication 15 years ago but it failed. What are the side affects of not taking GERD medication for over ten years?
Can you recommend the Torax Linx device as a less invasive alternative to a Nissen Fundoplication for management of GERD?
Good early reposrts: New device but seems promising. Early report from LAC-USC in Los Angeles, CA endorse its use so far ...Read more
I have had GERD for 12 years been on ppis since then. I am 32, 6' 175lbs. Considering nissen fundoplication to get off ppis and help with regurgitation. Tests are good but I am hesitant, any advice?
See below: Iyou live in austin texas, which has some of the best gastroenterologist in United States. I would suggest you check in with austin gastroenterology..And get a second opinion before you consider any surgery. Also, you need a workup for food allergy. I lot of patients who had nissen that still have gerd..Later to find out they had a food allergy.. Wish you the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Eating before steroid injection
- Folic women
- Tighten stomach
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Dosing for galzin
- Herbal treatment for flushing
- Downside to sunglasses inside
- Avoiding dry socket after tooth extraction
- Talk to a general surgeon online for free