Had my surgery twice, once Laparoscopic, which lasted 4 months. Then by the same surgeon (which I trusted ,once again do the surgery ), he performed the Nissen Fundoplication surgery Open repair. I have not had any problems or regretes. I had GERD for so many years and was so tired of sleeping sitting up all of those years also. I was very very careful on who I chose for my surgeon, and met him prior to setting up any date for the surgery.
I have no problems with sides affects, i guess I am one of the lucky ones. I am so glad that my GERD, and the 10 to 12 pills a day, are no longer part of my life. My son is now having problems, he is 22yrs old. He too will be having surgery soon .
I read your post about having the wrap undone in a couple of months, how did your doctor know that things had come undone? I only have the lap Nissen about a month ago, and am already feeling like it is undone. I felt so great in the hospital when things were swollen, but it seems that as soon as the swelling starting going down, I started feeling heartburn, chest pains, pains in the stomach and back all over again. My surgeron thinks the wrap is too tight, and the pains are from food getting stuck, but I don't think so. He is going to go back in there and try to stretch the opening, but I think it is undone or is too loose. My question is how did doctor know it was undone?
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.