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   Posted 4/5/2011 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I just found out yesterday, that the surgery i had done on 9/01/10 was not done correctly and it is the main cause of the problems that i am having now of food rejection and vomiting. This was caused in part due to a lack of communication between the surgeon and my GI doctor and the failure on there part to order any testing before the surgery was to be done. The large hiatil hernia was repaired, but the 270 degree stomach wrap seems to be the main cause of this food rejection and vomiting. Testing that should have been done before the surgery, shall now be done on me to see if they can correct the problem and future surgery is possible. I am a person with a history of Barretts Esophgus and have not been tested since 2007. As to why no tests were ordered before the surgery shall remain unknown for now. To the people that are reading this posting, all i can say, is really know your doctors before you have any surgery done on you. This was a mistake on my part and i have been paying for it since then. Just remember, we are not all the same and what might be well for one person - might not be for the next one. Learning is a hard experience and hard to live with. Thanks bob

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   Posted 4/5/2011 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry your surgery did not go well. May I suggest you ask your GI physician "why" the tests were not done before your surgery as it does seem to be the standard practice from all I have read here ?
Try not to blame the snafu on yourself.  WE are the patients and we pay and expect our physicians to know what tests to do preop.

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   Posted 4/5/2011 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Kitt Thanks for your reply. I shall never know as to why these tests were not done before the surgery as i am not going back to the doctors that caused this problem. I am putting faith in my new doctor for answers i have been asking and searching for since 9/1/10. Again not enough research done on my part and until corrected, i shall have to live with it. Thanks Kitt bob
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