I had the Lap Nissen done in Sept. of 2006 and it seemed to work very well except I had a lot of gas. I think this is called exessive emptying. I could not burp but that never bothered me at all. They did what is called a complete wrap.
About 6 weeks ago, I started to get a lot of gas and always felt like I had to go to the bathroom. Then about 2 weeks ago, I started to feel some pain in the esophageal region and the now it's worse and I can feel it in the chest. Yesterday I had an upper GI and the surgeon said it may have slipped. He said to wait a week and if it is not better to get a barium swallow. Apparently, the barium swallow can determine more correctly what is wrong. I have some questions:
(1) It is not good to have all of this pain. Has anyone had a redo and what was the outcome?
(2) Does this have to be redone by a very experienced surgeon or would my original surgeon be the one to do it?
I would appreciate all comments
Sorry to hear about the problems you are experiencing. I know first hand about them. Ihave had 3 Nissen Fundolplications and each time it seems to get worse and harder for the surgeons to perform due to scar tissue, It is important to get those test. I had my 2nd nissen in jan 2006 and by July i was experiencing pain in abdomen and a discomfort in my chest. after several test they found out my "wrap" had twisted on itself and was cutting the blood supply to my stomach off, So needless to say I had my third nissen in August 2006 and that is where all my problems I thought were over until this last year, Evidently during the last nissen the surgeon severed the vagal nerve during the operation. Now i have gastroparesis___my stomach does not work++due to this mishap. So please think carefully about all that and be sure to ask the surgeon any questions you may have. i would definitely go to a bariatric or stomach surgeon who has done several of the redo surgeries...THis gastroparesis is not a cureable disease and now I am having to decide if I want a stomach pump put in or just to have the majority of my stomach taken out. Very difficult either way I choose. I am still young and have to think for the long haul and not the here and now.. good luck with everything...
I had a Nissen Fundoplication 5 days ago. Mine was recommended due to the atypical symptoms of GERD I experienced. My chronic reflux caused chronic chemical pneumonia in both lungs. I was beginning to have a difficult time breathing even at rest.
Now, I am here 5 days out. I have this terrible pain/pressure in my chest. I feel hungry, but when I eat the pain is worse and is like that for a few hours after I eat. When I say eat, I mean things like yogurt, cream of wheat, oatmeal, pudding, italian ice, water... I have not attempted anything solid yet. I don't have any surgical pain from the incisions. Just this constant pressure/pain under my sternum. Sometimes if I press on the area hard enough, I can relieve the pain.
Has anyone else had anything similar to this? How did you relieve it? I would love to hear any suggestions or advice you can offer up!!!
HI. I AM 7 DAYS POST OP. I AM SO NAUSEATED I CANT EAT. MD SAID TODAY IT WAS NORMAL. I HAVE BEEN QUESTIONING WHEN I CAN EAT NORMAL. AND HE PUTS ME OFF. HE SAID WE WILL SEE IN A FEW MORE WEEK. I HAVE THAT PRESSURE IN MY CHEST TOO.
I HAD TO HAVE CT SCAN TODAY TO CHECK FOR BLLODCLOT IN MY LUNGS. HAD A REACTION TO DYE. WHAT A FUN DAY. FOUND OUT I HAVE PNEUMONIA IN BOTH LUNGS.
MY PAIN TODAY IS BETTER IN THE CHEST AREA.
WAS WONDERING HOW LONG EVERYONE HAS HAD TO DO SOFT FOODS?????
AND NO CARBINATION????
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