I had the Nissen Fundoplication and Hiatal Hernia Repair in August, 2010 (laproscopic).
I'm so happy with the outcome, except for belching.
Before surgery, I would sleep against an oversized "bed husband pillow" in order to avoid aspirating what I had for dinner at 5:00 p.m. Otherwise I would taste food the next morning. I had constant heartburn. I am overweight by 50 pounds. I had the x-ray showing my hiatal hernia and ph/motility study (it was uncomfortable, but tolerable) to show its results and meet insurance requirements prior to surgery. I was taking double doses of Prilosec, drinking Pepto Bismol, eating any anti-acids.
After the surgery, I consumed liquids and semi liquids without problems. I avoid bread but can eat most foods. I have nausea (a few times each week) and use Zofran to control it. My surgeon prescribes it.
But, I belch frequently. I take a drink or two of liquid, I belch. I eat a bite or two of a small meal, I belch.
My question is - Do any of you belch frequently after Nissen Fundo and Hiatal Hernia Repair?