I am supposed to have laparoscopic, or "minimally invasive," fundoplication surgery soon. My reasons for this procedure is that I have a large hiatal hernia due to childbirth, that causes acid reflux, and can cause acid fumes to enter my lungs and cause pneumonia, and other damage. The second reason is that I need to stop the proton pump inhibitor medicines like Nexium and Prilosec. These medicines will reduce the effectiveness of a fungicide that my pulmonologist wants me to start, due to Allergic Bronchio Pulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA).
I have read all of the thread on "fundoplication surgery", and it seems like this surgery is very controversial. I started a new thread because as I understand it, this surgery is most common for hiatal hernia repair.
If there is more information on this surgery, especially as it applies to HH repair, I would love to hear it, or any info at all on this surgery.
One specific question I have is do doctors/surgeons in general really have enough experience with this new minimally invasive type surgery? Another question is there more success with the older, more invasive abdominal surgery?
Thanks so much in advance
P.S. I am posting under my husband's name or account here...