Nissen Fundoplication reversal

Posted by myskye @myskye, Oct 18, 2016

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

@katmandoo

I had one dilation but still have problems but not as bad as yours. Wish I had never had it done. I still can’t vomit if I need to just dry heaves. Miserable!

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I hope he is right. I was instructed a week ago to go back on my maximum dose of 30 mg prevacid x2 /day as well as 1000 mg of sulcrafate x4 /day. So far it doesn’t seem to work very well. For example , my 65th birthday was yesterday. and i had 2 small pieces of cake with my ensure. I also earlier in the day took 1 15 mg of mobic (NSAID) for my head neck back and other RA pain. I got severe heartburn from 1 pm onward into the night. Again Why? My wrap was told to be very good, but I had 2 follow up dilations. Where is the heartburn coming from. It’s been 121 days since the Fundo and hiatal hernia. Good luck with your new surgery and let me know how it works for you. By the way eating a n iced cake is very trickey and one must chew bery well as wash it down with lactaid milk ( I’m lactose intolerant)……..kozlo52

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has anyone out there had a360 degree nissen fundoplication and then began developing oral thrush on their tongue and possibly throat? I’ve been battling oral thrush for 10 months since my operation and alll i am being given is nystatin for swish swallow and spit. This stuff is terrible to swallow. I’m still battling what i feel is heartburn after eating. The original thoracic surgeon wants me to have another 48 hr bravo test. The esophagael monometry test done after the surgery indicates that the wrap may still be too tight. I cannot make the link between the wrap being too tight and the heartburn sensation, which the surgeons don’t seem to explain well. Antacids don’t seem to help. Any insights would be helpful….kozlo52

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I’ve not had your surgery, but I’ve had a problem with thrush of the throat and mouth recently. My ENT physician said to increase my water intake to 64-80 oz. a day and I should not have to worry about recurrence of thrush. I think this is good advice so am letting you know as drinking more may help your recurring thrush. I agree the Nystatin is pretty tough to swallow. It does provide relief of symptoms so I really appreciate it. Gail B. Ledesma

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@gailb

I’ve not had your surgery, but I’ve had a problem with thrush of the throat and mouth recently. My ENT physician said to increase my water intake to 64-80 oz. a day and I should not have to worry about recurrence of thrush. I think this is good advice so am letting you know as drinking more may help your recurring thrush. I agree the Nystatin is pretty tough to swallow. It does provide relief of symptoms so I really appreciate it. Gail B. Ledesma

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Thank ypu for your advice. I’m on 4 mg prednisone for my rheumatoid arthritis and as long as i take any starch or sugar the thrush will form on the tongue. A quickie fix is to take about 20% hydrogen proxide and 80 % water and shake well in a bottle. Then take a paper towel wetted with this mix and scrub the surface of the tongue to get rid of the thrush. Then take a dry paper towel and dry the tongue. Then you will see the thrush rubbed off the tongue. But the back part of the tongue you don’t know. If you try to gargle with this mix it will burn your throat. Thrush is a fungus. Are you on any steroid that might be causing this?… thanks….kozlo52

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@gailb

I’ve not had your surgery, but I’ve had a problem with thrush of the throat and mouth recently. My ENT physician said to increase my water intake to 64-80 oz. a day and I should not have to worry about recurrence of thrush. I think this is good advice so am letting you know as drinking more may help your recurring thrush. I agree the Nystatin is pretty tough to swallow. It does provide relief of symptoms so I really appreciate it. Gail B. Ledesma

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Hi @kozlo52, not from a nissen, but @rhodan97 has been battling reoccurring thrush. @rhodan97, do you have any insights that you can share?

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I have just had it done. 8weeks ago. Still a bit of trouble swallowing but wondering if you suffered any Diarrhea symptoms at all?

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Yes I did. Be careful also what you eat. Gassy foods made me miserable because I couldn’t burp or belch. Kathy

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@katmandoo

Yes I did. Be careful also what you eat. Gassy foods made me miserable because I couldn’t burp or belch. Kathy

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How long did the diarrhea last?

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Not to long after I started eating foods again. I do occasionally suffer from IBS, think it goes along with having idiopathic gastroparesis.

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@katmandoo

Not to long after I started eating foods again. I do occasionally suffer from IBS, think it goes along with having idiopathic gastroparesis.

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I’ve been in hospital for a week, because I have other symtoms and they couldn’t find anything wrong after lots of tests I’ve been told its Been a virus. However have come home and still have very loose motions. Time will tell. But I certainly wasn’t warned about and potential change in bowel habits. Did you have this Happen straight after surgery or did it follow later

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Right after surgery then it became better. I can’t imagine what it is except for irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn’s disease. Have you been checked for that? Kathy

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has anyone had a 360 degree wrap reversed to a 270 degree wrap with success? My 360 wrap was done last nov.1,2016 and has been a nightmare ever since. I have had 4 endoscopies, 3 dilations . I can eat food ok , bit as soon as i am done the burn starts. the thoracic surgeon would like to do another 48 hr bravo test to see what is going on. Initially it was thought that the wrap was too tight, based on all the endoscopies. I understand if i get a 270 degree wrap i have to start all over with liquid diet, etc. and then more possible dilations. After my gallbladder came out in july27, 2017 it was so enlarged that 4 holes had to be used laproscoppically to get it out. Since Nov. 2016 i have had 8 holes punched in me. after the gallbaladder was out my heartburn and nausea increased. The antacids do not work. Also my GI doctor said that if i stay on prevacid 60 mg i might develope dementia, osteoperosis, kidney disease. The PPI’s and H2 blockers are creating more problems than not. Does anyone have an official FDA document the covers all this. Pleaase respond if anyone has had the change from 360 to 270 degree nissen. I also have spurs between c3-c4 in my neck which need treatment, but i can’t do anything yet due to this continuing heartburn issue. any help or thoughts?….thank you… kozlo52

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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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Had a Nissen Fundoplication done in 2011 and want it reversed. Any advise? My doctor who did the surgery basically blew me off!!!

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@kozlo52

has anyone had a 360 degree wrap reversed to a 270 degree wrap with success? My 360 wrap was done last nov.1,2016 and has been a nightmare ever since. I have had 4 endoscopies, 3 dilations . I can eat food ok , bit as soon as i am done the burn starts. the thoracic surgeon would like to do another 48 hr bravo test to see what is going on. Initially it was thought that the wrap was too tight, based on all the endoscopies. I understand if i get a 270 degree wrap i have to start all over with liquid diet, etc. and then more possible dilations. After my gallbladder came out in july27, 2017 it was so enlarged that 4 holes had to be used laproscoppically to get it out. Since Nov. 2016 i have had 8 holes punched in me. after the gallbaladder was out my heartburn and nausea increased. The antacids do not work. Also my GI doctor said that if i stay on prevacid 60 mg i might develope dementia, osteoperosis, kidney disease. The PPI’s and H2 blockers are creating more problems than not. Does anyone have an official FDA document the covers all this. Pleaase respond if anyone has had the change from 360 to 270 degree nissen. I also have spurs between c3-c4 in my neck which need treatment, but i can’t do anything yet due to this continuing heartburn issue. any help or thoughts?….thank you… kozlo52

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I had a nissen in 2013 and a toupet in 2015. Full of mesh and adhesions. Still sick daily… all 3 years. Weight down to 106. 6 surgeries total. Get a 2nd or 3rd opinion. I say dont do it… unless you go to Mayo. Seems we all have to redo and redo… and suffer horribly inbetween. I am meeting with totally new surgeon in a week to see what can be done for me now. Adhesions and hernia hurting me so bad. Dysphagia worsening. I wish you well. Fight for YOU. Its got to get better… or more tolerable anyways. Good luck.

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