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Reversal of Nissen Fundoplication

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Curious if after 7 yrs can the Nissen Fundoplication be reversed? I had the Nissen Fundoplication surgery in 2011. I have been back to the doctor recently to see about having it undone. He basically blew me off. I had the surgery because of a chronic cough. Had test done to see if it was acid reflux. They said it looked like it might be caused by that. Have never had heartburn!! The cough was so annoying!!! Was desperate after going to ENT doctors, Allergist with no results. Decided to have the surgery and have regretted ever since. My cough actually seems worst then before I had the surgery!!! I think it is backing the mucus up in my throat and making it worse. I am so tired of not being able to swallow cold water without it backing up or food not going down the right away. Hopefully someone can help me on this site

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My NF was about 20 years ago and i have to go in for a dilation about once a year or so. I'm considering a reversal but im not as young anymore and am very concerned about complications after so many years.

I can tell you my coping strategies:

never drink anything cold while eating
be extremely careful when eating raw carrots, probably should avoid altogether
ALWAYS have a hot drink with every meal
be very careful with dry foods
keeping chin down (ish) while swallowing

Hope this might be helpful! Praying for us all!