MAYO ROCHESTER GI DR RECOMMENDATIONS

Posted by fighter @fighter, May 6 6:06pm

I have been having GERD so often that I bumped myself up to 40 mg Nexium twice a day. I have a hiatal hernia, abdominal discomfort, chronic constipation, A GI doctor told me I have IBS and non alcoholic fatty liver with no fibrosis. He wanted to do a Nissan fundoplication on me, and I asked him how many he had performed. The answer was three! I left and never went back. I want to go to Mayo in Rochester to really find out what is going on, and possibly have the linx procedure, so I can go off of the Nexium. Is there anyone in particular that people would recommend for a GI at Mayo Rochester?

Congratulations on this decision, @fighter. I am dealing with the same issues and several more involving gastro. There are other medications and tests and treatments before surgery. I see doctors at Mayo Florida, so I can't recommend a specific doctor, but I am sending you blessings and good wishes for your next steps in this journey. These doctors are the best and are not focused on surgery as a first solution. I've been so impressed with my care.
Blessings, elizabeth

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Don’t schedule until you have a recommendation. I took “the first available” and was so disappointed. He ended up recommending Prilosec. And I had just spent 6 months trying to withdraw my body from its after effects. I was delusional thinking just because you are a Mayo Dr you good.

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@samiam19

Don’t schedule until you have a recommendation. I took “the first available” and was so disappointed. He ended up recommending Prilosec. And I had just spent 6 months trying to withdraw my body from its after effects. I was delusional thinking just because you are a Mayo Dr you good.

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@samiam19 did you explain your history to the doctor you worked with after he recommended Prilosec? If so, what did he share with you with regard to his decision?

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@amandajro

@samiam19 did you explain your history to the doctor you worked with after he recommended Prilosec? If so, what did he share with you with regard to his decision?

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Yes he knew my history. I have seen 3 or 4 gastro doctors over the past few years and they all have dismissed my concerns about Nexium and Prilosec. This has really surprised me.

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@samiam19

Yes he knew my history. I have seen 3 or 4 gastro doctors over the past few years and they all have dismissed my concerns about Nexium and Prilosec. This has really surprised me.

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@samiam19 have you requested/tried Prevacid? Also, can you share what side effects you were experiencing from Priolosec?

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