Nissen Funduplication Surgery in the am HELP

Posted by angel213 @angel213, Mar 3 5:39pm

Hi I’m going to have the funduplication surgery to fix my hiatal hernia and GERD in THE MORNING!!!. It was never severe but I’ve had issue with asthma due to acid backing up etc. I’m scared to death. I’ve considered backing out. I don’t wanna not be able to swallow and I hear it’s a given. I’m so scared. Please tell me what to expect

@angel213 Has your surgeon done a lot of these..? Is he or she a gastric surgeon? The Nissen failure rate is 1 in 6.. If it fails it is life changing and a full time problem .. each meal is a challenge.. Is Mayo doing it..? If I could have do overs… I would not have it.. … delay is an opportunity to have a second opinion.. My central Iowa GI doctor painted a rosy picture.. and I believed him… Ken

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@ken82

@angel213 Has your surgeon done a lot of these..? Is he or she a gastric surgeon? The Nissen failure rate is 1 in 6.. If it fails it is life changing and a full time problem .. each meal is a challenge.. Is Mayo doing it..? If I could have do overs… I would not have it.. … delay is an opportunity to have a second opinion.. My central Iowa GI doctor painted a rosy picture.. and I believed him… Ken

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Hi Ken thanks. Yes he is a surgeon and has done many many. I’ve been assured that things will be great and I’ll be fine but I’ve heard and seen on these forums and testimonials that have seriously made me rethink any of it. I know I can’t deal with dysphasia and I hear that’s a given. I know I can’t deal with the fear of choking etc. I’ve never been so scared in my life

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@ken82

@angel213 Has your surgeon done a lot of these..? Is he or she a gastric surgeon? The Nissen failure rate is 1 in 6.. If it fails it is life changing and a full time problem .. each meal is a challenge.. Is Mayo doing it..? If I could have do overs… I would not have it.. … delay is an opportunity to have a second opinion.. My central Iowa GI doctor painted a rosy picture.. and I believed him… Ken

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And I’m so sorry you regret and have complications

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@angel213

Hi Ken thanks. Yes he is a surgeon and has done many many. I’ve been assured that things will be great and I’ll be fine but I’ve heard and seen on these forums and testimonials that have seriously made me rethink any of it. I know I can’t deal with dysphasia and I hear that’s a given. I know I can’t deal with the fear of choking etc. I’ve never been so scared in my life

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@angel213 Your use of the word "dysphasia" is confusing.. what do you mean.? If you delay, the earlier you tell them the better for them…

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@ken82

@angel213 Your use of the word "dysphasia" is confusing.. what do you mean.? If you delay, the earlier you tell them the better for them…

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Hi Ken. I’m referring to trouble swallowing. I am actually trying to fix my fingers to make the call.

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@angel213 I do not have trouble swallowing… I often have trouble with a foam forming in my stomach and that coming up … usually with something I had recently eaten.. even ice cream if I try taking too much … 1 dip max.. and eat that slowly.. Things like cabbage, leaf lettuce, and broccoli I don't even try to swallow … as they will make a return trip upward …unless you run them through the blender or food processor to chop finely.. Vomiting with gastroparesis is much easier that it used to be before the Nissen.. but it's never pleasant.. K

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I appreciate you sharing your experience. As luck or fate would have it, my Dr returned my calls regarding my concerns and decided that I need more testing before we complete this procedure. As of now the surgery is off. I wish you well on your recovery and pray your health be restored to better than ever.

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@angel213

I appreciate you sharing your experience. As luck or fate would have it, my Dr returned my calls regarding my concerns and decided that I need more testing before we complete this procedure. As of now the surgery is off. I wish you well on your recovery and pray your health be restored to better than ever.

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Oh that is so good to hear! Delay it! Research it more! The Nissen failed me… as did the Toupet. I live in SD, 60 years old. Regret it. Good luck! Rooting for you!!

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@sickvick

Oh that is so good to hear! Delay it! Research it more! The Nissen failed me… as did the Toupet. I live in SD, 60 years old. Regret it. Good luck! Rooting for you!!

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Thank you! I had to go with my gut on this one end turns out I was right. So sorry to hear you’re also didn’t turn out the way I’m sure you planned. Best of luck to you on your journey and prayers for relief and cure 🙏🏽

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I feel your you. My story nightmare Nissan fundoplication 4 failed and 1 total gastrectomy bowel complication. I 5 years post gastrectomy waiting to get the mesh out. I hope you are successful I just blame my family genes. Do your homework find top dr. I’m 25 years into my mess. I hope they have changed and perfected this procedure. Prayers and hug. I say delay til you are sure. I’m 56. 🙏

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Been referred for surgery. Having constant belching and bad stomach and chest pain. Living off ensure and yogurt. Any suggestions. I'm miserable.

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@tummy

Been referred for surgery. Having constant belching and bad stomach and chest pain. Living off ensure and yogurt. Any suggestions. I'm miserable.

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@tummy
I have had surgeries for large paraesophageal (sliding) hiatal hernia repair.
What type of surgery has been suggested?

ZeeGee

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