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
Fundoplication is also known as Anti reflux surgery. A fundoplication is wrapping the top of the stomach (fundus) around and attaching it to itself. It can be a partial wrap (toupet fundoplication) or a complete wrap (nissen fundoplication). It is usually used to ...Read more
Is it okay to go through a nissen fundoplication for GERD after having a gall bladder removal done on me?
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
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 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
What bariatric procedure could I have with a hx of GERD @ 20 years W/gastritis. Treated with Nissen Fundoplication that failed after 2 years?
Up to you: the kind of procesure you are going to need will be dicided on your weight,and how much you need to lose,,and the other co-morbid problems you have you surgical history will make a difference but that challange is to the surgeon. discuss your history with the surgeon,and you both decide what is the right thing for you. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What are the common types of leukemia for a 25 year old?
- What are the most common causes of sepsis in people that do not have a spleen?
- What are the most common complications of shunt placement in adults?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What are the most common complications of scid?
- What are the most common causes of multiple misscarraige in a woman?
- What are the most common symptoms of estrogen withdrawal?
- What is the most common treatment for a broken vein in the wrist?
- Talk to a general surgeon online for free