NISSEN WRAP SLIPPED

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MommaKaren
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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/31/2007 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi  I had an extra large hiatal hernia back in the early 90's and suffered for years until they figured it out. I had a Nissen wrap done in 1998 and it worked. In 2003 I started getting pain/heart burn again. Here the wrap slipped and went thru my diaphram and had to have repaired again.. up until a month ago I found out by a cat scan that it slipped again.  Now both surgeries were done by lapascope. The surgeon in the past  told me if it ever happened again I would have to be opened up.  Does anyone know if this is true?  When I eat bread, potatoes or meats it seems to stick going down and I get pain in mt stomach/acid like.  Please fill me in with anyones experiences. Thank you.     

TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 12/31/2007 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Karen, and welcome to Healingwell. I am glad you found us, as this is an awesome place to get information and support!!!

I personally have any experience with that procedure, but some of our members here have recently gotten that procedure done. I can't say for sure if what the doc is saying is true or not, but maybe he is just figuring that since it slipped twice, it is never going to work for you. This is just my opinion, I hope others will be along with their thoughts soon.

Please, stick with us...Wishing you a Happy and safe New Year!!!

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Mr.T
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   Posted 1/1/2008 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   

Hello,

Sorry to hear that it slipped again.  I am sure you must be frustrated. Mine has not slipped and it has only been a year, but I did have open Fundo.  I live in Thailand and when I originally was trying to decide wich way to go I sat with the doctors and they said that by doing open compared to lap they have had much better results with their other patients.  They said that although there is a larger risk of infection from the large opening, they would be able to make the stricture better.  They said they are able to do actual hands on and lapro is by instruments and they can't gauge it as well.  It did take awhile to heal, and sore for a bit, but for me it was and is well worth it.  I can swallow without problem, nothing comes up, I can belch.  I just can't vomit.  I wish could give you more info on what you are going through.  All I can do is tell you about the open fundo.  Best Of Luck


TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 1/1/2008 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Mr. T for offering your thoughts the best you could.

Anyone else have any thoughts on this????
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