Anyone from Northern Ireland Had Reflux Surgery!

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Baza
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   Posted 3/11/2011 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
 
  Hi,im looking to contact anyone who has had nissen fundoplication surgery here in Northern Ireland.I am having trouble finding a surgeon who has done a lot of this type of surgery. Theres plenty of surgeons who say they can do it but are they any good!Any information would be much appreciated! Thanks very much! Baz.

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   Posted 3/11/2011 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Sorry, I have not but hope a member will come along and be able to five you some info.
 
I would love to visit your country. :-)
 
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Baza
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   Posted 3/11/2011 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi stkitt,Thanks for the reply.Nothern Ireland is not a bad place to visit,i think people always connect it with troubles,i lived here for 44 years and never seen any trouble and i live just ten miles from Belfast!

jhayes1
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   Posted 3/18/2011 6:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Baza,

I'm from dublin and had my surgery in st. james hospital in Dublin by Prof John Reynolds - he is top class - you'd have to pay for it because it wouldn't be covered by the NHS i presume? And the HSE sure as hell wont pay for it lol!!

Good luck with the search...

Baza
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   Posted 3/18/2011 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi jhayes 1,thanks for the reply,i think ive got a surgeon,havent had a consultation yet,hope he,s as good as ive been told,its on the nhs. Have you had any problems with your surgery? im a nervous wreck worrying about! Baz.

jhayes1
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   Posted 3/21/2011 5:58 AM (GMT -6)   
No - no complications, back in work after 2 weeks, but could have gone back after 1...
 
It wasn't half as bad as anyone is saying, it was quite easy actually, in and out in a day, eating a sloppy diet straight away - i was starving when I came home after the surgery but water kept me going and I had some custard too...
 
i do get horrible (excruciating) pains if I swallow too much food or eat too fast - the pain will leave you crippled for a good few hours, just think of it as you are pushing food down a pipe that gets narrower at the end, so if you eat too quick or swallow too much it gets blocked...
 
This is my 3rd week post op today, i eat fish most days with mash potatos and some sauce (gravy or tartar) - I have lost a little weight, i dont know how much yet because I dont have a scales at home - but i'd guess prob 2kgs... (i'm only 74kgs before I went in)
 
Anyway - well recommended surgery - dont listen to the nightmare stories 
 
James

BKid
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   Posted 5/24/2011 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Where is the surgery done in Belfast/
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