I had the same problem with a GI doc I saw. He was very negative about the surgery, and didn't encourage me to have it. He didn't even do the procedures necessary to determine whether or not I was a good candidate. I had uncontrolled asthma, and my family and asthma docs thought that my asthma was caused by GERD.
I finally went to another GI doc and he was a bit more supportive in regards to the surgery, but still was not sure that there was a connection with GERD and my asthma. Finally, after about 4 years, everyone decided that perhaps the surgery could be helpful.
Long story short, I had the surgery in February, and the results have been amazing. I'm dealing with allergies right now, and although I have some mucous in my lungs, there is no wheeze...my lungs are working fine, thank you, since I've had the surgery. It's amazing. I'm feeling great.
As far as the surgery among Asians, I found this site:
Check it out.
I don't know if that will help you, but thought you might be interested.
You're not unique in meeting resistance to the surgery as an option. With the advent of PPI's, docs find most patients respond well to that treatment and don't need surgery.
Many surgery patients--even those who still use medication post-Nissen--are very happy with the improvement in their quality of life and health after surgery. GI docs often don't view it that way. They do not consider the surgery successful if patients require any meds. My first GI doc didn't like the surgery, (or any alternatives, Joy), and it took a different one to even consider it.
You may need to shop around for a different doctor. You're really the one to know if surgery is an option. (Of course this is in conjunction with the tests that are administered to subjectively look at your suitability for surgery)
If you do decide to have the surgery, be sure to select a highly experienced and qualified surgeon who had done many of these procedures.
Good luck! I hope you find a solution to your problems.
I'm sure I've heard of others who've had the surgery and had babies afterwards. I don't know anything about that, but maybe somebody else will come by with that information.
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