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soliver38
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   Posted 1/30/2010 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
hello ... Anyone is interessted to discuss esophyx procedure or will be going under this endoscopie soon?

couchtater
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   Posted 1/30/2010 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I was going to have it and researched it throughly. If you need some questions answered, I can tell you what I found out and what the surgeon told me about the pros and cons of it.


Joy

tracks83
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 1/30/2010 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
So what are the pros and cons of Esophyx? What did your surgeon tell you?

couchtater
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   Posted 1/30/2010 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Pro:
1. Less pain
2. less healing time
3. quicker surgery time
4. stronger LES

Cons:
1. if your HH is bigger than 2cm you can't have it. It will pull your stomach up into your chest becauses it shortens your esophagus.
2. It is a new procedure and not many doctors are fully trained in it.
3. there is a risk of your esophagus getting torn in the procedure
4. The staples have a high risk of popping loose during strain in the early months
5. There is a risk of a staple damaging a blood vessel or nerve

Joy
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