Reversal of Nissen Fundoplication
I had a Nissen Fundoplication procedure done last Oct. I have not have success with it at all. The wrap was to tight and I have to have a dilation done almost every two months. I am looking at have a reversal done and wonder if anyone has had this done and if so, did things improve Thank You
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Welcome to Connect. It must be so disheartening that the procedure was not a success; however, you have come to the right place, to get some answers. You may be interested in connecting with @tgirl, @katmandoo, @SherryD, and @gregoryd as they have had similar experiences.
By tagging them on this discussion they will receive an email notification and hopefully return to share their thoughts with you.
I also invite you to check out an older discussion where Nissen Fundoplication Reversal has been discussed by other members:
Have you spoken to your surgeon about reversing the procedure? What do they feel about any risk factors or complications?
I have an appointment for the early part of November to discuss the reversal. At my last dilation my doctor stated that he knew of a doctor in Portland Maine and a few in Boston that can do the reversal. I live in Bangor Maine so either area would work for me. I have had so many problems since the wrap i am leary about another surgery which is why i would like to speak to others that have had the reversal. Thank you for your concern and quick reply. Denise
I haven’t had my reversed but wish I had never had it done. Good luck if you find someone that can reverse it.
I can completely understand that. In the meantime, here is some information from Mayo Clinic about revision of Nissen Fundoplication
This site also has links to in-depth details about the procedure.
Please keep us posted with your thoughts and decisions.
My 20 year old son, who had to have Nissan Fundolplication when he was 11 months old. Then due to age needed another at the age of 18 which was too tight and has since cause numerous health problems. We finally found a surgeon at the Mayo in Jacksonville. My son’s did an Augmentation with Linxs device. I would highly recommend you talk with a GI surgeon. As it’s magnetic beads rather than the wrap.
Welcome to Connect, @carolynlivingjaks, and thank you so much for responding.
I had to buy a subscription in order to see the article so i did not see it but i will keep doing some research and will certainly keep in touch to keep you updated.
Thank you for letting me know!
Here is the revised link to the article, and you don’t need to subscribe to the journal to read it:
I hope this helps.
Did they test the functionality of your esophagus first? I just had a Nissen on Oct. 18 at Mayo – Rochester, and they tested my esophageal function beforehand. If it wasn’t functioning well enough, they would have done a 270º wrap instead of a 360º wrap. Luckily, mine worked well.
Unfortunately, my brother had a Nissen a few years ago by a doctor in NY. They didn’t test his esophageal functionality first, and his doesn’t function at 100%. He didn’t have to have surgery to fix it though because he ended up getting sick and having allergies to moving to a new environment so badly that he sneezed and coughed enough that the surgery undid itself.
No just said I had a hiatal hernia so needed to do fundiplication. Wish I’d never had it done but it has loosened up a little bit. It’s just to tight & makes me miserable.