Where I live, once your surgeon feels you are fully healed you will be discharged from post-operative care. This may be several months after your surgery. You are also followed up by your primary physician and your GI physician.
My husband had surgery in Feb. He spent 16 days in the hospital due to complications from his surgery ( not Nissen ). After discharge he saw his surgeon 3 times while seeing his PCP and GI Doctor . After 6 weeks his surgeon turned over all his care to his GI Doctor and he does not need any follow up for his surgery.
He has been followed closely by his GI and PCP.
~~Kitt~~Moderator: Anxiety/Panic, Osteoarthritis, GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease. www.healingwell.com"If you can't change the world, change your world"