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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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
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
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
Had a Nissen Fundoplication done in 2011 and want it reversed. Any advise? My doctor who did the surgery basically blew me off!!!
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.
My husband is 4 weeks out from Nissen fundoplication surgery. They gave him a loose wrap. It has been living hell. He is miserable. He couldn't swallow a pill hardly the first two weeks, now nothing stays in him. Diarreah all the time…. he's been back to the doctor he just says give it time. He can't sleep laying down, he has lost 15 pounds and does not need to lose weight AT ALL. He's losing muscle. He wishes he would NEVER have had this surgery done. We need help!
are you sure this is a loose wrap? it sounds like the wrap may be too tight, since pills can't be swallowed . There si an esophagus test that can be down to see if the wrap is too tight. my wrap is too tight for a little over 2 years, and i still experence "heartburn like pain". i have been diagnosed with a hypersensitive esophagus. i have to take atavan 2-3 times a day to soothe the burn like symptoms. I have been thru all the tests and there is no acid reflux in my system now….. i would suggest another opinion from a different thoracic surgeon. if he is getting a bloated feeling after drinking water, then it is possible to get diarhea, because of rapid dumping into the small intestine. i can't get mine reversed right now, since my neck and back are acting up very badly from arthritis,until i can get it under control. He should have a stool check to make sure he doesn't have C-diff bacteria. Some of his diahrea could be symptomatic of this. Consult with your PCP for ideas. Good luck and god bless…..kozlo52
@kozlo52 thank you for replying! They told him they were doing a loose wrap. But I will call Monday morning and talk to the nurse…..AGAIN. I can't imagine being as uncomfortable as he is. Also, yesterday, we did go to the health food store and picked up some digestive enzymes….. last night he was able to eat a sweet potato and a little bit of tender pork ….and he had no adverse side effects? So we are going to continue to monitor that. He also will go to his PCP and get checked for C-diff. That is a good suggestion. Thank you.
My 22 year old son had a NF wrap that was too tight. He had the dilation with only 24 hour's of relief. If the wrap is too tight dilation will not help! Think a tight rubber band.
Dr. Steven Bowers at the Mayo in Jacksonville. Tore down the NF wrap and did the Linxs device. However, unbeknown to Dr. Bowers or us. My son's body makes very fibrous scar tissue. Now 2 year's later only two of the 12 bead's are working. He lost so much weight he has SMA.syndrone, had the by pass surgery to go around the dueduom. Which helped take his pain level down from a 10 to a 5… Most of the time after eating. His food gets stuck for 20 minutes or longer before finally dropping into his stomach. He's had a feeding tube for 2 year's now. Will probably live the rest of his life with a G tube. As he will never be cured from the SMA. He's unable to work currently and desperately trying to get SSDI
Back story, he was born with a problem with his esophagus spinchter and was 11 months old when he had his first Nissan fundoliplication.
That 2nd wrap in 2014 destroyed his life. He's been in severe pain ever since.
Meeting Dr Bowers at the Mayo saved good life. However, we now accept he will never have a normal life.
I personally would never suggest to anyone a NF!
However, they can reverse the NF! seriously anyone that can get to Jacksonville FL to the Mayo and see Dr. Bowers! He's the best surgeon ever!
I had my complete Nissen in Nov of 2012. Initially I thought I had ruined my life, I wasn't able to swallow anything other than liquid and jello for weeks. I lost 35 pounds in 8 weeks. However, over time, I was able to gradually return to normal eating. Every once in a while, though, I'll still get food stuck and it won't go down. I'll try and eat/drink to "force" it down but all that happens is that I eventually "vomit" everything up. I'm putting vomit in quotes as the food actually never enters the stomach. My major concern, though, is in my inability to vomit. I contracted norovirus a few years ago and dry heaved for HOURS until eventually being taken to the ER and a tube placed in my stomach to get the contents out. What is of major concern is that I've had aortic surgery twice and have a thin aorta, my primary doc says I can't ever heave that way again as I might dissect. I'm so worried as I also like to travel internationally, and if I'm ever on a plane or in a foreign country they might not know what to do. Should I have my Nissen reversed? Who should I see about doing it ? The surgeon who did the Nissen told me if I ever needed to vomit not to worry as it would "come out the other way" but that certainly hasn't been my experience.