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My name is Lisa and I'm trying to decide between POEM, which I'll have to pay for, and a Heller Myotomy with fundoplication although I need to ask which type of fundo my hospital practices. I'm interesteed in hearing your experiences with either surgery, especially regarding GERD afterwards. Basically, are you on GERD meds, do you have GERD symptoms and how badly? Based on my research, its seems that although most doctors assume POEM patients will have more GERD, but they often don't since the muscles aren't divided as much as in the Heller Mytotomy. My doc, who doesn't do POEM, thinks that POEM is setting yourself up with a lifetime of GERD.
It's my understanding that POEM patients go home on GERD meds and then are weaned off to see if they still need them. Is this true? Also, for those of you who had a Heller myotomy with fundo. What type of fundo did you have and what is your post-op GERD expeience?
Thank you for any info you can offer in advance.
"Dor fundoplication was found to be less effective that Toupet or Nissen fundoplication in controlling postoperative reflux, but Toupet and Nissen fundoplication was associated with higher rates of postoperative dysphagia."
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