Barrets, Hiatal Hernia and a Toupe Fundo

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drgrcr
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   Posted 10/10/2010 12:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Well after a year and several trips to the Mayo in Scottsdale. I have been diagnosed with Barrets, a hiatal hernia, and my esphogus doesn't swallow correctly. I had an ablation done to cure the Barrets. Next up is a Fundo but toupe style? because my doc is concerned that I may have a problem with swallowing if a full wrap is done.

My question to the forum is, has any one had a Toupe style fundo?

oh, as a little bit of info on nissen, I know of several people who have ad a wrap done and are quite pleased with the results, and are encouraging me to get it done. hope I have the same luck....

dencha
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   Posted 10/10/2010 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi drgrcr,
I had a full wrap, so can't help with the Toupe procedure. It sounds as if you've had a battery of tests, and your surgeon is making an informed decision as to what procedure is best for you. Selecting the procedure that is right for each individual is a very important piece of the repair "pie". Since you've searched out an experienced and knowledgeable person to do your surgery, you've made the most important step to ensure a positive outcome. Best wishes for a great result!
Denise

couchtater
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   Posted 10/10/2010 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
My surgery was similar to the toupe procedure, but it my surgeon called it his special modified Hill procedure. I have a 270 degree wrap. He said it's like taking a pants leg and wrapping it around your ankle.
I can swallow easy, burp, and eat almost everything I want.
Joy

drgrcr
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   Posted 10/10/2010 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the input Joy. How long did it take too heal?

couchtater
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   Posted 10/10/2010 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
about two months for the basic healing and 12 months to totally to heal up.
The first four weeks are the roughest with the food restrictions and getting used to the qwirks from the adjustments.
Joy

drgrcr
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   Posted 10/10/2010 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I like the part about being able to eat about anything. What about coffe and soda?

couchtater
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   Posted 10/10/2010 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I can drink coffee and drink soda. I just burp a lot with the soda. It holds in until it erupts in a ear splitter blast, but I can burp well.
Joy

drgrcr
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   Posted 10/10/2010 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
ya mean I might be able to out burb my grand children? :)

couchtater
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   Posted 10/10/2010 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep! My Brother-in-law calls it Tsunama Waves. LOL!!!!
Joy
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