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SherryD
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Seven years ago I had a nissen fundoplication

Posted by @SherryD, Jan 9, 2016

Seven years ago I had a nissen fundoplication done by a great surgeon here in San Antonio,Texas. I had a very large hiatal hernia. The wrap has come undone and there is another hernia. I have visited with the same two surgeons that did the original surgery. At the time (seven years ago) I was told that the surgery could never be repeated and if I wanted to ever consider gastric bypass, it would not be possible. These doctors are surgeons at a bariatric clinic and this is the types of surgeries they do every day. During my visit last week, I was told a repair surgery was necessary and once they get in my abdominal area, if the stomach and herniated areas are in really bad shape, I would need gastric bypass as a last resort. I am almost 62 years old and about 25 pounds over weight. I am scared to death and the thought of something going wrong leaves me in great fear. Have any of you ever had the repair done? The surgery was not a walk in the park, but I have a very high tolerance for pain. The discomfort isn’t a concern, but something going wrong is.

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Hi @SherryD,
Welcome to Connect. I can imagine your concern. You may be interested in connecting with @tgirl. She posted a while back on this discussion thread https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/gastroparesis-27d658/ about going for a nissen fundoplication. Hopefully by tagging her on this discussion she will receive an email notification and return to share her experiences with you.

Did you tell the surgeons that 7 years ago they said a gastric bypass would not be possible? Do they feel there is less risk now? What are your options?

@colleenyoung

Hi @SherryD,
Welcome to Connect. I can imagine your concern. You may be interested in connecting with @tgirl. She posted a while back on this discussion thread https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/gastroparesis-27d658/ about going for a nissen fundoplication. Hopefully by tagging her on this discussion she will receive an email notification and return to share her experiences with you.

Did you tell the surgeons that 7 years ago they said a gastric bypass would not be possible? Do they feel there is less risk now? What are your options?

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Thank you for your response. Yes, I mentioned the conversation we had
seven years ago. They said many advancements have been made. The part of
the wrap that has come undone gets stuck in the opening of the diaphragm
and it feels like I am having a heart attack and have shortness of
breath. I have had a heart cath and stress tests before and all is well.
I just want to make an educated and well informed decision.


Sherry Ann Rothe Davenport

I applaud your efforts to get information to make an educated and well informed decision. I would too. If you search for “nissen” or “gastric bypass” in the search bar above, you’ll find quite a few messages where people are talking about these procedures. If you find a conversation or person you would like to connect with, simply post a message to that discussion and they will get a notification that a new message has been posted. Furthermore, if you add the @ sign before a member’s username in your message, they will get an email of the new message. I hope we can pair you will other people with similar circumstances.
Colleen
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