GERD (Acid Reflux) Community
Fundoplication in Child
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) / Acid Reflux with topics including: Causes, Constipation, Diagnosis, Diarrhea, Drugs and OTC medications, Living with GERD, Loss of Appetite, Preventing Flare-ups, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Support, Surgery, Tests, Treatments.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Fundoplication in Child

sI have a 7 yr old son who for the past 2 years has been treated for GERD and an esophageal stricture.  He has a hiatel hernia and has had numerous endoscopies with dilations over the past 2 years.  He is being treated with prevacid and a flovent inhaler that he swallows instead of inhaling for the inflamation (inflammation) of his esophagus. It is not 100% GERD that is causing the stricture to continue to close but it is part of it.  We just saw a pediatric surgeon who had scheduled my son for a fundoplication to repair the hernia. I am wondering if anyone else has had a child that has had the surgery and how they did.  I am aware that after surgery he can have no more carbonated drinks since burping will not be possible anymore.  I didn't get to ask the doctor about throwing up, it is something else he won't be able to do.  If anyone has any stories good or bad, please let me know what your experiences have been.

Thanks.
Related Discussions
620923_tn?1393294254
Hi...I would try and put this off as long as possible..it restricts vomiting as well, not that I like to vomit...but those that had it and feel sick can not and therefore can not feel better by that release.

U said the hernia is not the only thing causing this issue.What do u feel the other factor is?

I did not have this surgery, BUT so many that did do not seem better, but worse off.

Please get a second opinion

"selma"
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
GERD (Acid Reflux) Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
620923_tn?1393294254
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
212161_tn?1391090750
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
silverfox67
Clifton, AZ
974371_tn?1364538460
Blank
Margot49
Central Valley, CA