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Second Nissen Failure... what are my options?

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I am going in for my second Nissan procedure. Has anyone in their 80"s had this done? My first was 7 years ago.

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@penny406 @marie793 My one and only failed Nissen was now 6 years ago.. I was 78 when I had that life changing event.. When I had the surgery in Central Iowa.. the surgeon said it could be reversed, but Mayo, after they figured out what had been done, cautioned me NOT to try to reverse or change what had been done for it would or could be worse.. Every meal is a challenge.. but I am glad that I am still in pretty good shape… as I turn 84 in a couple weeks.. I have a Mayo MN GI consult in April.. but no great new or unusual symptoms to report… I just have to be so careful not to eat too much at a time.. no matter how much I loved eating or how much I love that dessert ..

Will be 80 in Feb. my very large hiatal hernia was managed medically but I kept being anemic, and nearly died from internal bleeding…and the cause was Cameron ulcers ( friction ulcers caused from the sliding up and down of the hiatal hernia. ). I was convinced of the need to do Nissen to end the Cameron ulcers. I have been miserable since the surgery twelve weeks ago. …constant diarrhea and wretching but eventually could vomit again,,, bloating…. The endoscopy showed the hernia already returned. I can not imagine anyone electing to have this surgery.

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