Posted by Sammie
on September 22, 2000 at 10:51:41:
In Reply to: Nissen Fundoplication posted by Kim on September 21, 2000 at 20:45:04:
: Hi! I am a 28 year old suffering from GERD due to a hiatal hernia. I have been on a combination of Prilosec, Pepcid and Maalox and still have symptoms and have had to alter my life, as I am sure many of you have. I am seriously considering having a nissen fundoplication, where they wrap you the top of your stomach around your esphogeous. Has anyone had this prodecure? If so, what are the pros and cons?
I have had that done and I am glad but if you don't need it don't get it. You are unable to vomit or burp and you get stomach gas alot.
I had to have it done becaues i have barretts and I need to have an endoscopy every two years to
check the spots in my stomach.
If you can control it another way do that