Hi I just had a nissan fundoplication wrap Thursday Jan 6 and I am worried that the surgery did not work. I am a 26 year old female. Prior to the surgery I had all the preoperative tests including endoscopy with bravo test, barium swallow test, and manometry. The last five months before the surgery was hell. Constant vomiting and regurgitation was my main symptoms. The gi doctor told me before the surgery that i had a severe case of gerd and the manometry test showed that my les pressure was low a 1.5 to be exact. Normally you should have a less pressure between a 14 to a 34. If you have a less pressure that is low that is what is causing the acid reflux. The surgeon said I would be an ideal candidate for the surgery. However, I don't think the surgery worked at all as I had it 6 days ago.
Since the surgery when I drink liquids I still feel the need that I would have to burp only now I can't burb. It feels like there is gas that comes up when I swallow that goes all the way up to my throat. Is that normal after surgery? I noticed it right away even before I starting drinking anything. Before the surgery I would drink and anything I drank I would have to burp because acid was coming up. The surgery was supposed to fix this so I am worried. Also the third day after surgery I drank cream soup and after the soup I was natious and ran to the bathroom. Luckily when I tried to vomit only a little came out. I was happy with that because before the surgery I vomited all my food. Am I just being worried for nothing? Please any help would be appreciated.
Everyone's symptoms are different so some people may have a positive outcome from the nissan fundoplication surgery, I have regretted getting the nissan fundoplication surgery. I should have listened to my family who was advising me that I was getting a little better a month prior to surgery but I wanted the surgery. I was sick of the vomiting, regurgitation, burping and the limitations on what I could eat. You do seem to have the same symptoms as I had prior to surgery. It is important if you go through with the surgery to pick a good surgion who do alot of nissan fundoplication surgies on a weekly basis. I made the mistake of picking a surgeon who didn't do a nissan fundoplication in a while.
Since my surgery which was now 2 and a half months ago I could eat but all the food stays in my throat after I eat. I have to drink bottles of water to get the sensation of the food near my throat out. I also have had this trapped gas or air that goes all the way up to my throat after I eat. It almost feels like my body wants to burp but can't so instead I have this trapped gas or air that seems to blow up. Every time I am talking to friends on the phone they could tell when the air or gas comes up because my voice changes for a second. I am considering actually getting a reversal because at least even though I had regurgitation, vomiting, and burping I didn't have food stuck near my throat after I eat or the sensation of food near my throat after I eat. The only thing that seems to help is if I lay down then the sensation of food near my throat is gone. I have had barium swallow tests since surgery, endoscopy, and a manometry and the tests shows that my swallowing is normal but now I have this new symptom of food feeling stuck after swallowing which forces me to cough and it is very uncomfortable. I went to an ent who said that my esophagus is swollen from acid reflux and told me to take protonix again. One gi specialist mentioned to me that the fundoplication looked different than the normal fundoplication that he usually sees.
I have an appointment to see a surgeon in early April to talk about a possible reversal or revision. I am leaning at this point to a reversal and just get this over with already. I am just going to have to have limitations on food for the rest of my life. The most important question I have to ask this surgeon is if the food near my throat after swallowing will go away. Obviously if he says it won't then I won't go through with the reversal.