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Apr 14, 2012 · Achalasia in Digestive Health

Hey, I’m a member of this awesome achalasia forum. You should check it out…search the boards and even post this question there. I don’t know anything about dumping syndrome, but I know I’ve seen it talked about by other forum members. The site is:

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/achalasia/


Hope this is of assistance!
Laura

Dec 26, 2011 · Achalasia in Digestive Health

Yes! Had my surgery on July 13th at Mayo in Rochester. Kept going to doctors here in Mississippi, and no one could figure out what was going on with me for 2.5 years. I was having the typical trouble swallowing, but also excruciating esophageal spasms. I’d had it, so we went up to Mayo to see Dr. Katzka. He diagnosed me within 2 days with achalasia and recommended the surgery. Highly recommend Katzka…he treated us like I was his only patient and was so understanding (something I had not experienced in any of my previous interactions with GI doctors). We flew back up to Mayo a month later for the surgery with Dr Mark Allen. The surgery went really well. Dr Allen and team were absolutely great. Now, 5 months later, I can swallow everything, even pills and steak! Turned out better than expected. Still have occasional spasms, but they aren’t as painful as they used to be. Dr Katzka said those will hopefully go away a year after the surgery. In summary, I’m SO GRATEFUL that I went to Mayo. I don’t believe I could have had a better outcome anywhere else in the country. Granted, your mother’s surgery may be more involved, as she’s already had surgery and all the dilitations, but Mayo is the best place for her to go. I only have good things to say about my experience and the doctors who worked with us. I thank God often for leading me to Mayo.

Jul 7, 2011 · thyroid or something? in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Yeah, I couldn’t get a diagnosis with my GI-related condition for 2.5 years from doctors where I live, and I had HAD it. All I regret is not going to Mayo about 2 years sooner. Everyone had been telling us to go to Mayo in Rochester, and I guess we were hoping the problem would mysteriously go away. It took Mayo 2 days to diagnose me… which makes me angry at the doctors here who couldn’t give me an answer for years. It’s great you’re going, and I’m sure you won’t regret it. Just gotta make it until you get there.

Jul 7, 2011 · thyroid or something? in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Have you been to Mayo about this?

Jul 7, 2011 · Achalasia in Digestive Health

Anyone else with achalasia from Mayo? I’m heading up to Rochester soon for surgery.