No, I have never been to the Mayo Clinic
I hope what you say is true, that they are all great
Don’t need any mistakes or problems at my age, I’m 75yrs. old
This hiatal hernia never ever bothered me only having the heartburn
Its only been bothering me on and off for the last year. I get very weak
and no energy, I think I’m losing blood, so my gastroenterologist wants
me to have a colonoscopy which I haven’t done either.
Not crazy about the prepping for it.
Do the doctors mention to lose weight, before surgery? I’ve been trying for years without success.
How are you feeling now? Are you happy you went thru with it?
Let me know, thanks so much for the information
On Wed, 2/15/17, Mayo Clinic Connect wrote:
Subject: @kdubois replied to I’m scheduled for Nissen Fundoplication surgery @ Mayo next Tuesday…
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 12:49 PM
Health on Wed, Feb 15
I believe what you want is a thoracic surgeon.
Have you been to Mayo before? They will likely want you to
meet with a GI doctor first, and they will then order
testing and maybe some labs. You usually don’t get to
choose which doctor you get, but that’s okay because
they are all great.
I see Dr. Jeffrey Alexander in GI. He then finds a thoracic
surgeon. My thoracic surgeon is Dr. Francis Nichols.
I first met Dr. Alexander in January 2016.
I had a follow-up with him in August, and at that time he
said that I was now a candidate for the surgery because I
had lost some weight, was healthier, and they had also
learned that I cannot take PPIs due to genetic issues. He
asked if I could stay a week longer to do the testing and
have a subsequent follow-up with him and the surgeon because
I lucked out and another patient had just cancelled all of
these same appointments I needed.
At the follow-up, I met with him again, and then he pulled a
thoracic surgery PA and Dr. Nichols into the room. We talked
everything over, and Dr. Nichols then pulled his
schedule/calendar up on the computer screen and we picked a
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