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After having fundoplication, I have a lot of gas. Does it go away?

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Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Bloating and gassiness one if the top complaints after a fundoplication.
It is because the top of your stomach that used to hold that extra gas was used to create the fundoplication. So now your stomach does not have a place to store that extra gas. Sometimes your body can adjust so you are not so gassy all the time, but not always.

In brief: Sometimes

Bloating and gassiness one if the top complaints after a fundoplication.
It is because the top of your stomach that used to hold that extra gas was used to create the fundoplication. So now your stomach does not have a place to store that extra gas. Sometimes your body can adjust so you are not so gassy all the time, but not always.
Dr. Scott Welle
Dr. Scott Welle
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Dr. Dan Lister
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sometimes

Excess gas is a common postop complaint after fundoplication surgery.
It usually gets better with time but can be a permanent problem in some patients.

In brief: Sometimes

Excess gas is a common postop complaint after fundoplication surgery.
It usually gets better with time but can be a permanent problem in some patients.
Dr. Dan Lister
Dr. Dan Lister
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In brief: Maybe

Gas bloat is common after fundoplication.
Most people with reflux are aerophagic (they swallow air) and this behavior persists after surgery. The operation often prevents belching, so people may experience bloating and increased flatus. This often improves with time.

In brief: Maybe

Gas bloat is common after fundoplication.
Most people with reflux are aerophagic (they swallow air) and this behavior persists after surgery. The operation often prevents belching, so people may experience bloating and increased flatus. This often improves with time.
Dr. Todd Woltman
Dr. Todd Woltman
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