fundo vs. esophhy x

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joe1619
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   Posted 7/19/2010 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
so i am finally ready for this horrible reflux to be over. found 2 skilled surgeons in IA(not easy to do) now its a matter of fundo vs esophyx any words of wisdom

couchtater
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   Posted 7/19/2010 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
My surgeon told me if you have a large HH (>2cm) the esophyx will cause your stomach to migrate into your chest.
Do they do partial wraps? Like the 270 degree wrap? I have no swallowing problems and burp just fine.

Joy

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   Posted 7/19/2010 11:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Joe all the best. Rest up well.

Alcie
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   Posted 7/20/2010 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't imagine they each do only one operation! I also can't imagine they want you to do the choosing! What do the test results say? Do you have a large hernia?

If these guys haven't done thousands and can't do more than one procedure I'd get a third opinion even if I had to travel 500 miles.
Alcie
 
 


couchtater
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   Posted 7/20/2010 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I did, Alice. :)

Joy

joe1619
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   Posted 7/20/2010 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
have a "small hiatal hernia, but that was 6 months ago, who knows what that means. i got a call from a nurse from one surgeons office and they want to do another probe. apparently they did not like the gi doing it on 2 a day ppi. so with that surgeon they want me to stop them cold turkey and do the probe next wed, stop ppis for 5 days. if the ppis are letting acid get through as it is why stop them just to get a higher demeester reading. this is what we deal with in ia at the univ. hospitals. and yes surgeons only doing one thing seems crazy. plus the one doc while he has done fundos started doing esophyx, or whatever you call it 3 months ago. and while it seems crazy i have been asked multiple times by docs in ia "what do you want to do" the answer is easy, what should i do..had pdoc let me choose my own anxiety meds, then when i mentioned another they said ok.. not sure about the rest of the country but ia is not the place they make it out to be, at least not with drs. its a coin toss and we are very overrated
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