Doctor insights on:
Will Fundoplication Affect Ability Breathe
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a limited ability to breathe through your right nostril cause your right eye to sag??? Are they both connected???
Nose: Probably not related but this is something you need to check out asap ...Read more
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?
Acid reflux surgery: A nissen fundoplication is a surgery for gerd or acid reflux. It is usually performed laparoscopically. The main components of the surgery are repair of a hiatal hernia, if present, followed by wrapping of the upper part of the stomach (the fundus) around the esophagus. This repairs the valve between the esophagus and stomach and prevents reflux. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Early on, yes.: In the early postoperative period, i advise my patients to stay away from "large bolus" foods like steak until the swelling around the esophagus decreases: think of scrambled eggs as the ideal consistency of food. I also strongly recommend staying away from carbonated beverages as it is sometimes difficult to burp early on. By 3-6 weeks after surgery, most people tolerate all foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Technically should be possible to take down and reverse nissen, even laparoscopically. The important question is why it was done and what the reason for wanting to have it reversed. Talk with your surgeon. A seond opinion may be helpful to assess the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Will having a nissen fundoplication affect my ability to breathe normally
- I broke my ulna and radius will this affect my ability to use my hand
- Will scarring on my nipples affect my ability to breastfeed
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Will prednisone affect my birth control
- How long will antibiotics affect my birth control pills?
- Will antibiotics affect a pregnancy test
- Will diet pills affect the effectiveness of birth control
- Talk to a general surgeon online for free