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Old 12-10-2012, 10:56 PM   #1
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nissen questions

I have read alot about the Nissen procedure and I am fully aware of the pro's and con's of the surgery but after talking to the surgion today I am concerned about something he said and want to ask those that have had the procedure if they had this problem. I am a big girl 250 pounds and 5 ft 3 and he told me that he would suggest bariatric surgery before doing the Nissen because doing the Nissen at my weight it might not hold past five years...has anyone else ran into something like this? I have never heard this and never had someone suggest this to me...the surgeon did say he would do the procedure but he doesnt suggest it so I am confused but I have never let having bariatric surgery cross my mind and I am not doing that. I just want everyones opinion and suggestions on what you would do and what your experiences are or have been with this surgery...

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Re: nissen questions

Hi. Sounds like a very frustrating visit.

I can't answer for the bariatric surgery part of things, but I was about 30 lbs overweight. My general surgeon just warned me that I should never have my weight exceed what I weighed when I had the surgery because it could cause excessive pulling on the stitches.

Is this something you can discuss with your gastroenterologist as well?

I guess you could always consult with a bariatric surgeon just to get another opinion to find out if what your surgeon is correct.
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