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   Posted 1/22/2010 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
thank u for let me know that i was talking to myself.cze people gone. u r right.well i have GERD i m suffering since 15 yrs.i need to go under surgey. i need help to cjoice between esophyx or nissen.thats my big probleme....

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   Posted 1/22/2010 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Glad to see you post a thread of your own. I want you to reap all the benefits of belonging to this great site. The members here are wise and caring and I know you will find a wealth of information. Please do take time to read through the old posts and know that many of our members have been through the surgical procedures and testing.

Each one has a unique story to share.

I hope you find the caring and validation here that I have found to be so comforting and supportive.



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   Posted 1/22/2010 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I was torn, too. I was scared of all the horror stories of the Nissen. The EsophyX sounded so perfect for me. I'm a pain whimp. The doctor I went to was the best in GA at the EsophyX and the first doctor in GA who did the Laproscopic Nissen. He evaluated me and decided I wouldn't be right for the EsophyX and he offered to do the partial Nissen called the Hill.
I'm glad I went through the surgery. The pain was very little and tolerable without meds.


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   Posted 1/22/2010 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
soliver -

It shouldn't be up to the patient to decide on the type of surgery! The doc should be doing the deciding- based on the results of all the tests!! You don't just decide you have GERD and therefore you need surgery all by yourself.

Most GERD doesn't need surgery at all. I lived for 30 years with the diagnosis and didn't need an operation. I wouldn't have needed it ever if it hadn't been that I ws in a bad accident that pushed my stomach into my chest. Even then I underwent 4 months of tests before I had my fundoplication.

Check out the threads at the top of the forum! There is a ton of info there about GERD and the types of surgeries - more than just your 2 choices!

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   Posted 1/22/2010 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Alcie is right. My GI gave me two choices.

1. Have the surgery and possibly stop my cough of four years and voice loss (for sometimes weeks)
2. stay on high doses of PPIs and H2 blockers and suffer from constant irritated lungs and vocal cords. Also I was developing polyps from the meds.

To me it was a no brainer. The only surgery choice he gave me was the nissen though. He said the surgeon he used did only Nissens. I decided to get a second opinion. I heard about the EsophyX on the internet. I researched the doctors who do the surgery and found one who was an expert in the EsophyX, Nissen and the Hill. He evaluated me and said I had the option of the Hill to consider. He didn't like the Nissen for me and I couldn't do the EsophyX because of my HH size.

Please research your doctor. Talk to his staff. What sold me on my Surgeon was one of his nurses let him do the surgery on her daughter and had no complaints.

Good Luck
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