I have had GERD for about 20 years. I am F, 58 years old and am about 40 lbs overweight. My GERD symptoms include heartburn, a cough, sore thoat, that thick feeling in the back of the throat that you can't clear, acid when I bend over, those episodes of mini "throw up", and during the last year, severe nasal and sinus congestion. I have had several endoscopies that confirm my acid reflux. Am Pre-Barretts and have a small hiatal hernia.
My surgeon is strongly suggesting that I have the Lap. full Nissan Fundoplication.
I am not so sure. I am going to try to lose some weight and he wants to see me in 3 months and do another endoscopy.
He assures me that the proceedure is quit improved and has good success.
I do not like the idea of not being able to thow up. I wonder how often this proceedure has to be re-done; does it actually take care of Gerd for the rest of your life? How much gas does one have, if you cannot burp anymore?
I would like to hear from people who have had this proceedure or others for the treatment of Gerd. Good or Bad. I need help making a decision.
Thanks in advance to those who care. Minnesota Grandma
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