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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 2/10/2011 10:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a Nissan fundoplication in October 2003. I do have GERD. All went well the first year. Then I start getting that yucky feeling similar to nausea, plus related asthma symptoms. I would have good days and bad days. Burped quite frequently after eating. I have been on many meds for this problem. I am now on Nexium along with Pepcid. I am finding out the past few months that the medicine is not working and the reflux is as bad as it was before surgery. I started having irregular heart beats and fluttering with a warm sensation moving up my chest area. Went to my Gastro doctor and her ordered a bravo test, barium swallow and a monitor on for 48 hours. My doctor said he was surprised at the results of the test. They were not too bad at all. I have the acid taste in my throat, which I have never had before plus the irregular heart beat which I get every time I get a reflux attack. I also went to see a cardiologist two weeks ago. I had an Echo, stress test and also had a monitor for 48 hours. The test did show irregular heart beats, however, nothing else. All appeared within normal limits. My surgeon is useless. He does not want to redo the surgery at all. Sent me home several months ago with Reglan. I threw it in the garbage. I will not take that awful medicine. He is avoiding me. Finally my Gastro doctor said something has to be done. I am gong to one of the best hospitals/clinic in the U.S. the 3rd of March. I live in Florida and they have a new Cleveland Clinic in the Ft. Lauderdale area. I have an appointment with a Gastro doctor who is chef of the Heartburn Center. I live in the Tampa area, so will have to travel the 4 hour trip. I have all my records and will start all over again. I have no idea what to expect, except for all that I have read regarding the redo of anti-reflux surgery by searching Google. I would appreciate any information from anyone who has had this surgery redone. Thank you........

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   Posted 2/11/2011 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   
The recovery with my redos was the same as the first one. Limited diet for a few weeks and limited lifting. I didn't notice anything different.

~Nissen redo again 12/13/10~
~Nissen redo 05/10/10~
~Nissen 12/14/09~
~Colostomy 07/30/06~

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 2/11/2011 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
My redo was about the same as the first also. I did have a complication, but that was due to the first surgeon not doing the first one correctly. Not a normal redo. Otherwise It would have been just as the first one.

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Nissen 6/06 and 5/09
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