Short answer is yes. There are a percentage of surgeries that require reoperation due to the either progression of the disease process or limitation of the surgical procedure itself. If the GERD is recurrent, it may be due to these progressions but previous surgery would not preclude reintervention. Previous surgery does make the subsequent surgeries more complex.
Yes. Sounds like you have a recurrent hiatal hernia or your fundopication has come at least partially undone, or both. After proper workup which may include egd (upper endoscopy), barium swallow or ct scan, you may be a candidate for redo surgery. This can usually be done safely with the laparoscope. Be sure your surgeon is very experienced with redo hiatal hernia / gerd surgery.
Yes. Yes you can, but it is highly probable that you already had an anti reflux operation. Some gerd symptoms may still occur, even if nothing is wrong with previous operation. You should see your surgeon, who may need to do some testing. Redo operation however should generally be done by someone with extensive experience with these types of operations.
Yes. A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the normal opening of the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes. Hiatal hernias may contribute to gerd but they are not synonymous: many people have hiatal hernias and no gerd, and vice-versa. There is an operation to treat gerd (fundoplication) but this is reserved for the minority of people who do not respond to medical management.
Yes. Often, reducing the hiatal hernia out of the chest into the abdomen and adding a fundoplication (wrapping part of stomach around bottom of esophagus) will help reduce gerd.
Yes. Gerd is associated with hiatal hernias. Acid refluxes from the stomach to the distal esophagus in the chest since pressure is lower there. A defective sphincter is also to blame. Surgery replaces the upper stomach and lower esophagus to a more normal abdominal location, closes the hiatal defect and wraps the upper stomach around the esophagus to restore sphincter competency.
I have GERD hiatal hernia schatzki ring have had diation x3 in 6 mnth period what kinda surgery would help tired of all the pain?
Fundoplication. A hiatal hernia repair and fundoplication could help with your reflux symptoms. And by taking care of the reflux may make it possible to not require future dilations.
Schatzki ring. Dilation of your esophagus every 2 months times 3, and your symptoms persist, is concerning. You need more diagnostic testing, and a surgery consult in order to determine what option will be best for you. Barrett's changes, esophageal manometry, a contrast swallow study should be considered. Okay to ask your GI doc for a referral.
I have a hiatal hernia. I've been on ppi meds for it. I've done everything except surgery. What can I do. I have gerd& 4 upper gi dr didnt do anything?
Nissan fundoplicatio. Sound lke time to find yourself a good surgeon.