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Nissan Fundoplication Complications-Gerd-Hiatal Hernia-Celiac-Dumping Syndrome-Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

Nissan Fundoplication Complications-Gerd-Hiatal Hernia-Celiac-Dumping Syndrome-Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

No surgery is safe. Surgery may be successful, but that doesn't make it safe.

My husband had this laparoscopic surgery in 1999 and continued to have all manner of complications, belching, hiccups, nausea, vomiting, acid reflux, pain, cramping, bowel problems, difficulty swallowing and breathing, chronic pain and fatigue, and diminishing "happiness". The surgery had to be redone open (he now has a foot long scar on his abdomen) in 2006. Apparently, a step in the procedure was not correctly the first time and his stomach had herniated through his diaphragm.

He has continued to have complications since the second surgery. Everything listed above as well as having developed Dumping Syndrome, Gluten intolerance, and an inability to each much more than pureed foods.

Oh, and all the meds designed to treat symptoms like nausea or cramping tend to cause depression or anxiety. And all the meds to treat the pain cause nausea and vomiting.

He is currently hospitalized for uncontrollable vomiting. His pain is unbearable.

This man did everything the doc ordered. He quit smoking and drinking. He eats a diet far healthier than most people could image. He is fit and works out to the best of his ability considering his constant stomach complications.

No one can tell us what is wrong with him. I suspect he has vagus nerve damage.

Please to anyone considering this surgery, pursue all other options. Spend more time on this internet looking into dietary treatments, manipulative therapies, and herbal medicines. This gentleman has found greater relief from herbal teas than from medications. Oh, because of course medications cause stomach upset.

Spend more time looking into the complications that may result. Look into vagus nerve damage, look into gastoeparisis. Look at your cancer risk. Because even if they may be rare, you will not want to be one of the rare ones. I would wish this agony not upon mine enemy. Is agony safe?
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