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Does the stomach pain caused by my GERD go away after having a nissen fundoplication?

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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: GERD usually ...

... Causes esophageal pain (heartburn) and not stomach pain .
.. If stomach pain, then gerd may not be cause, and fundoplication may not fix this stomach pain.

In brief: GERD usually ...

... Causes esophageal pain (heartburn) and not stomach pain .
.. If stomach pain, then gerd may not be cause, and fundoplication may not fix this stomach pain.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: It should.

Prior to performing a fundoplication, i always have my patients undergo a 24-hr pH test.
This will objectively measure the severity of your gerd and allow us to correlate your pain episodes with your reflux; this will help predict your response to surgery. Keep in mind that most people with gerd do not need surgery; this disease is usually best managed non-surgically.

In brief: It should.

Prior to performing a fundoplication, i always have my patients undergo a 24-hr pH test.
This will objectively measure the severity of your gerd and allow us to correlate your pain episodes with your reflux; this will help predict your response to surgery. Keep in mind that most people with gerd do not need surgery; this disease is usually best managed non-surgically.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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