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Posted by Karie on October 07, 2000 at 22:09:28:

In Reply to: Re: Nissen Fundoplication posted by Sammie on September 23, 2000 at 20:37:25:

cons?
: : : Hi,
: : : 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?

: : Thanks again!

: My recovery was not too bad I had the surgery four years ago in June and yes it has relaxed some
: ask your surgeon if he reccommends that a person who has barretts and has had the surgery should also still have prilosec twice a day?
: I lost alot of weight when i had my surgery because of eating and then when i did start eating solid foods it was really hard because of the gas problem so i took gas X and that worked alittle but I am glad i had it done and sounds like maybe you should also have this done so you don't get barretts I need a endoscopy once every two years now because of my barretts
: Good luck to you and please keep in touch with me on this ok
: Sammie

Hi my name is Karie. I am 18 years old and had an open nissen fundoplication done in Aug of 99. I was born with achalasia and have had many surgeries since. I needed the funoplication because of barretts and also of Gerd. I am still getting the symptons like I did before the surgery. I can't swallow and I have heartburn. I would definately look into the surgery before you get it. It took a long time for me to recover and doesn't seem worth it.


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