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Will having a nissen fundoplication affect my ability to breathe normally?

Will having a nissen fundoplication affect my ability to breathe normally?

It May Improve: A small subset of people with gerd have reflux of acid up their esophagus and down their trachea (especially at night), with symptoms that are similar to asthma. Before proceeding with anti reflux surgery, I have all of my patients undergo a 24-hr pH study. This can better assess whether any breathing problems are secondary to reflux. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Lister
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Fundoplication (Definition)

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


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How long will epinephrine affect blood ability to breathe?

How long will epinephrine affect blood ability to breathe?

No real effect: Adrenaline has very little to do with oxygenation of the blood. Its effects are on things like heart rate, blood pressure, constriction of arterial blood vessels. Its only association with oxygenation of the blood is to increase respiratory, heart, and vascular resistance which is needed in shock or severe blood pressure drop situations. ...Read more

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Can using a breathing tube for a month damage my ability to breathe for myself?

Can using a breathing tube for a month damage my ability to breathe for myself?

Not really: If you are medically paralyzed, your breathing muscles (mostly the diaphragm) will be weakened. However, most patients are not completely paralyzed for that amount of time and you will be using your normal muscles to breathe. When the tube comes out after a month, you may feel a little weak but you should be able to breathe. The ICU will also help you get stronger before they take the tube out. ...Read more

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I have a gurgling sensation in the left midline of my chest just under my left breast. When it happens I feel like I lose the ability to breath.

I have a gurgling sensation in the left midline of my chest just under my left breast. When it happens I feel like I lose the ability to breath.

Interesting: complaint (borborygmus). Your stomach and esophagus are right in this location. If you have a hiatus hernia or have ever had an injury to your diaphragm, you could have fluid from the stomach in this area that is causing both symptoms. You should be seen and have an x-ray if you really are getting short of breath and not just worried. Bowel also can rarely be felt/heard this high. Good luck! ...Read more

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Im havin trouble swalowing again, but barium swalow showd no narrowing had fundoplication n april even tho it didn't show narowing i no i need itdone?

Im havin trouble swalowing again, but barium swalow showd no narrowing had fundoplication n april even tho it didn't show narowing i no i need itdone?

Probably ok: It's normal to occasionally have some trouble swallowing, especially after a fundoplication. It also depends if this trouble is manifest with the sensation food or liquids are getting stuck in the throat, or lower such as the bottom of the breast bone. If its in the throat, its not related to the fundoplication, and certainly not dangerous. Ask you surgeon for a follow up visit to check it out. ...Read more

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Undergone fundoplication 14 months back, didn't get burbs before but started getting slowly and bloating from beginning. Is it worse? management?

Undergone fundoplication 14 months back, didn't get burbs before but started getting slowly and bloating from beginning. Is it worse? management?

Add: Add a H2Blocker....Ranitidine, prokienetic ...Reglan. Most important.....modify your diet to bland non- spicy, Do not lie down immidiately after full meal, stay upright for hr or two. Raise head end of bed 15 deg. Exercise, If over weight....loose wt. Avoid nicotine,Pan,Pan masala.......Address your sleep and stress problem. ...Read more

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I had a fundoplication about 9 years ago because i didn't have a valve and had severe reflux. Do i need to get it re-done now?

NO: If you do not have any symptoms , revision is not required , but you need to see your doctor if you have symptoms for follow up and if necessary endoscopic examination to see any changes inside your stomach ; ge junction. Some will need. ...Read more