In January of this year I had a Nissen Fundo after it was recommended by a surgeon. I had been on prilosec for 5 years after seeing my family Doctor about a major burping problem I was having. He suspected I had GERD. My symptoms were basically after every meal, and even driking I would have to burp steady for sometime 20 minutes on and off to clear out the gas. This was my only problem. It was more of an inconvienience not a major problem. There was no acid coming up with these burps, only gas and air, and I couldn't tell you what heartburn feels like, never had it in my life. After following up with my family Doctor early last year he recommended I see this surgeon about my options. He ran a number of tests including the PH monitor, upper GI etc. They found no trace of hernia, and my PH test was very normal. The only thing out of the norm he found was a "Hypersensitive LES" while in a resting position, which no doubt caused me to burp allot. All the other GERD test found me to be completly normal. The results of these test were only known to me after the fundo surgery. Even though the PH tests were normal the surgeon still suggested the fundo and said it would cure my burping problem. I had the surgery on Jan 18/05 and I knew within one month it was a huge mistake. I was in terrible pain from the bloating, as I still had the urge to vent my bloating through burps as I did before but the fundo wrap wouldn't allow me too. I suffered terribly until March 18th when I had the surgery reversed, we'll almost, the surgeon could only take it down to a 180% wrap because the final anchor stich behind the wrap had to stay because it was consealed by scar tissue from the first operation and he said it was too close to the back vagus nerve and didn;t want to risk injury. So now here I am after having 2 pointless surgeries that had no chance of helping me because I never had GERD in the first place, or at least not nearly enough to warrant major stomach surgery, and I'm now having stomach and bowel problems. My symptoms are: My stomach has general pain everyday. When I eat my stomach now gets sore and bloated. I have dialy episodes of diarehha, and I now feel like I have GERD, as I have some of the typically symptoms I hear about like the burning stomach, acidic taste in mouth etc.. So my question is concerning the surgical procedure for both the fundo and reversal. I have read my surgical reports and no that I have had apprx. 10% of my gastric vessels removed and my hepatic branch was also sacrificed because apprently it got in the way during the fundo procedure. What could be causing these problems? The severed gastric vessells?, hepatic branch? could I have a vagul nerve injury? Can the body adjust, grow these vessels back and repair itself?
Have you seen someone have a fundo take down then have these kinds of problems then recover eventually? What would you suggest?