Everyone's symptoms are different so some people may have a positive outcome from the nissan fundoplication surgery, I have regretted getting the nissan fundoplication surgery. I should have listened to my family who was advising me that I was getting a little better a month prior to surgery but I wanted the surgery. I was sick of the vomiting, regurgitation, burping and the limitations on what I could eat. You do seem to have the same symptoms as I had prior to surgery. It is important if you go through with the surgery to pick a good surgion who do alot of nissan fundoplication surgies on a weekly basis. I made the mistake of picking a surgeon who didn't do a nissan fundoplication in a while.
Since my surgery which was now 2 and a half months ago I could eat but all the food stays in my throat after I eat. I have to drink bottles of water to get the sensation of the food near my throat out. I also have had this trapped gas or air that goes all the way up to my throat after I eat. It almost feels like my body wants to burp but can't so instead I have this trapped gas or air that seems to blow up. Every time I am talking to friends on the phone they could tell when the air or gas comes up because my voice changes for a second. I am considering actually getting a reversal because at least even though I had regurgitation, vomiting, and burping I didn't have food stuck near my throat after I eat or the sensation of food near my throat after I eat. The only thing that seems to help is if I lay down then the sensation of food near my throat is gone. I have had barium swallow tests since surgery, endoscopy, and a manometry and the tests shows that my swallowing is normal but now I have this new symptom of food feeling stuck after swallowing which forces me to cough and it is very uncomfortable. I went to an ent who said that my esophagus is swollen from acid reflux and told me to take protonix again. One gi specialist mentioned to me that the fundoplication looked different than the normal fundoplication that he usually sees.
I have an appointment to see a surgeon in early April to talk about a possible reversal or revision. I am leaning at this point to a reversal and just get this over with already. I am just going to have to have limitations on food for the rest of my life. The most important question I have to ask this surgeon is if the food near my throat after swallowing will go away. Obviously if he says it won't then I won't go through with the reversal.