A barium swallow to look for leaks and the position of the wrap is the normal 1 year followup for this surgeon. I think this test is a good one, not invasive or painful, and it gives a lot of information. You go in and get the test in the morning and then see the surgeon, probably for two minutes or less, in the afternoon.
I'm not having wrap-related problems except for the continuing intolerance of gassy foods. I did have a bad episode of trying to vomit when I took a med that disagreed with me, got an endoscopy to make sure the wrap was ok. Endo doesn't really see where things are too well though.
Then I had the diverticulitis episode and two radiologists wrote that I had a hiatal hernia, although two surgeons said the stomach is below the diaphragm. But then one radiologist missed the abscess too. So I do want to have the barium study to show for sure what's going on. Probably everything is OK.
When I get a call from scheduling I'll ask if I can have a diferent contrast medium or take something right with the barium. If I wait until I get home that evening it will already be too late to ward off severe constipation, which could bring on another bout of diverticulitis.