Posted by Kim
on September 22, 2000 at 21:48:11:
In Reply to: Re: Nissen Fundoplication posted by Sammie on September 22, 2000 at 10:51:41:
: : 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
: : Thanks.
: Thanks for your response, Sammie. I am hesitant about not having the surgery because of the fear of Barretts. Did you have a long recovery? How long ago did you have the surgery? My surgeon says that in time the wrap will relax. Have you found this to be the case?