Nissen fundoplication operation 7 days post op

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Hi everyone,

Just thought I'd answer any questions anyone has about this op as I've had it a week ago.

Feel free to ask anything. ..

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    I am considering the lynx vs the procedure you had. How did it go? Was lynx an option?

    I have had severe acid reflux for at least 15 years, confirmed Barrett’s esophagus, flunked the bravo test big time. Any info is greatly appreciated. Big decision for me as to which route I choose. 

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      Hi Katy,

      I had to go through 24hr ph manometry first which confirmed I had weak esophageal motility.. which means my food goes down slower than usual people and sometimes gets stuck, so I was not a candidate for the linx unfortunately. I found one of the best bariatric surgeons in London with 17 years of hiatus hernia and fundoplication repair history. I was too very nervous about having the procedure but a life without relfux seemed alot worse. I think I put my rapid recovery down to the surgeon with his history as it's been no problem at all, the worst thing has been having to drink just liquid but apart from that ive only had 1 episode where food got stuck coz I ate too quickly but it wasn't even that bad it just feels uncomfortable. I can tell this is going to be a fairly long recovery to eat normally again but I am sitting here writing his eating soft pasta which with small mouthfuls is going down fine. Is there anything in particular you want to know ? I think the horror stories are just from people that have gone with a rubbish surgeon.

      Thanks.. ask away if you have any more questions.

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    Hi,  

    Just to give you some more information (without trying to complicate your decision even more)! I had the lynx procedure just over a year ago as had hiatus hernia and constant acid reflux. For 10 months afterwards, I had NO heartburn at all and felt that it had been the best decision I had made. However just over a couple of months ago, I suddenly started experiencing severe chest pains that could last from 20 mins up to several hours - I have honestly never known pain like it. Subsequently, have had various heart tests to rule out angina etc and another endoscopy and barium swallow. They have diagnosed esophageal spasm which they think must be linked to my lynx device. Possibly scar tissue? Have been put on saldinafal (basically viagra!) which is meant to open up blood vessels and has helped somewhat to decrease the severity of the pain.  They have said that if that doesn’t help, they may stretch the lynx device or remove altogether.   I just wanted to let you know if my experience before you make a decision or so that you can ask your specialist about this side effect. I’ve been told it’s quite rare. - I don’t want to scare you.  (Plus I have quite a few other medical probs so this could have affected it possibly??)   Anyway good luck with it all. 

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    HI BEN

    I'd like to know if you had a 170 degree NF or a full wrap. Did you have a hernia repair with it.

    What were your symptoms prior to procedure, i ask because i belch a lot and are nauseated frequently and have read that a significant percentage of people that under go the procedure and lose the ability to belch and vomit. Do you have any of those side effects or others such as bloating or flatulence?

    thank you BEN

    FRANK

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