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Albert Oscar
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Date Joined Apr 2011
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   Posted 4/18/2011 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Good day to all,
I had the TIF procedure 5 weeks ago last Friday  (procedure on March 11th).  I had chronic gerd mostly at night...my dentist actually was the doctor who diagnosed me based on the damage to my back molars.  I never had traditional heart burn.    As the disease progressed, I started getting sore throats on most mornings and I was not responding to the cocktail of drugs that are currently on the market.  It was rare that I had any daytime symptoms at all, only occasionally with certain foods.  After the procedure, I am refluxing two to three times during the day...to a very bland liquid diet and very little refluxing at night.  I am very strict with what I have been eating...staying with the more liquid meals than the soft foods.   I am five plus weeks out now, and I am concerned that I have made things go from bad to worse with my TIF procedure.  To anybody out there who has had experience with this procedure...is my experience normal?  My doc is smart and  a great guy, but very vague about what to expect here.  Any advice or opinions would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you in advance.

Alcie
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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 4/19/2011 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Albert -
Sorry you aren't getting many responses. There are a few who have had that procedure done, but not me.

Maybe you could find what you need by using the search box at the top of the page.
Alcie
 
 

mock turtle
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Date Joined Mar 2011
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   Posted 4/19/2011 11:39 PM (GMT -6)   
sorry albert you are experiencing such disappointment. its awful to get your hopes up and then hit such frustration. i have no direct experience with trans oral incision-less fondiplication, but have read many a story here from others who have commented. i have heard that sometimes there is a lengthy healing and recovery process from TIF.

the advice above to check old comments is a good one.

what does you surgeon say about the recovery period and continuing problems? have you had a barium swallow to see if the new LES is working? what tests does your doctor recommend?

dont give up hope because sometimes addjustments can be made.

and, it may be that the procedure will be partially successful and with some lifestyle changes, diet, weight loss or others, you move towards better functioning.

best wishes
mock turtle
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