Fundoplication operation done as day surgery?

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Hi,

Just wondering if anyone on here has had a fundoplication done in a day surgery - and if so how was it? I am having this in a few weeks - and don't know of anyone who has had it done without at least 1 night in hospital?! I do have support at home - but I am a bit scared too.

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    Wow, I'm probably being very naive but I thought the fundo usually required a hospital stay :-s Hope someone can give you a better answer than me. Good luck!!
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    I had the Nissen surgery and spent one night in the hospital.  When you get home, you'll probably have pain meds for a few days, and gradually, your diet will go from liquid to soft liquid, and easy digestable foods for awhile.  A nutrition specialist will give you a list of foods to eat and what to avoid.  Good luck to you.....
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      Hi Mary:  I'm sure many of us would like to hear your story and if this surgery solved your digestive problems.  John
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    Had this op May last year was in Hosp for a week was told might have got home on 2nd day but needed drains in after surgery was told op had went well but now the acid cannot come up its now lying in my stomach causing inflammation there & my upper bowel has anyone else had this problem?
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      Yes.  I had it Oct. 2013, and a barium swallow done three weeks ago show another heria has appeared.  Go in tomorrow for an Endoscopy.  Plans are being made to have it done this time at Mayo Clinic. 
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      Hi Cheetahpie07:  I have had acid reflux for years and am making good progress.  I discussed your situation with my wife and we both agree that you may have stopped taking antacids or acid blockers after the surgery and are now suffering from acid rebound.  The stomach is making more acid than before the surgery.  If this is the case, and you should consult your doctor, but from my experience the best way to reduce acid is by taking baking soda mixed in water to neutralize the acid.  There is no rebound effect from baking soda.  It may take a few weeks before your stomach goes back to normal acid production.  I wish you well, Regards, John
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      I'm back on all meds 30mgs lanzoprazole twice a day also rantidine 3x day & other meds to help with my bowel as I have explosive diahorea at least once twice a week they said this can happen after op & will eventually settle down on it's own I'm now worse than when I started waiting on another 24hr ph test again to see if my stomach muscles are working properly so fed up wi the pain & discomfort but docs says I'm on highest dose of meds they can give me iv started drinking 30 mls Alovera a day to see if this helps I'd give anything ago but defo don't want to go through the op again not a very nice experience & basically no after care
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      Hi Mary had endoscopy done in December which showed very inflamed stomach & upper bowel said the acid is lying in my stomach now so waiting on the ph test to see why & if my stomach muscles are working properly on higher meds now than I started off with
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      Stomach acid is the cause of so many symptoms from sinus to swollen tongue asthma, bloating and the list goes on. I've got all the symptoms. I'll know tomorrow afternoon after the endoscopy. Will let you know.
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      I will not subject my drug free body to take any drugs. I will drink a caffeine free tea for stomach and tums, but that is it. Those drugs taken over a long period will do more harm than good.
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      I feel so bad that you are going through this.  I feel very disappointed with medical professionals at this point.  You are taking a massive does of acid blocker.  The problem with that, is that any food you eat will be partially undigested, no acid to break it down.  That undigested food will make gas as it ferments, and the gas can not be burped out after the operation.  It can only go down and out.  At this time you should only eat low carb, low gas producing food.  I'm thinking salads with low carb dressing, chicken or beef broth, and maybe pure protien powder mixed in water.  At least for a while.  You may also need to rebuild your digestive bacteria.  I would cautiously add yogurt after a few days on  the diet.  I hope this is helpful to you.  John
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    John, it did not.  Hopefully, I will have the redo surgery in March, which can't come too soon....
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      I don't understand why the first surgery did not work.  Please make sure that you look up all side effect of all the drugs you take now or have taken in the recent past.  Many drugs have the gastro intestinal side effects.  I realized that the Flonase I was using for my minor nasal congestion could be ruining my life by causing my esophageal sphincter to become enlarged,  It was then unable to hold down the acid.  I have stopped taking it now and hope my esophageal sphincter will recover over time.  I was actually poisoning myself with a nasal spray!  Crazy world we live in.  Keep in touch.  I wish you well, John
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