Question for the people who had antireflux surgery

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Neptunian808
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   Posted 6/12/2011 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
did you all have a weak LES before surgery?

couchtater
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   Posted 6/12/2011 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes.
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amandapanda82
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   Posted 6/12/2011 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I did, my GI told me that it wasn't even a muscle really, just a valve kinda flopping around.

dencha
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   Posted 6/12/2011 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Neptunian,
I was told my LES was weak, but it was not wide open as some Nissen candidates are.
Good luck with your quest for information.
Denise

Alcie
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   Posted 6/12/2011 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a weak swallow from polio, also an LES, which allowed reflux, but PPIs kept pH high enough to not cause much damage.

I had reflux mainly when I ate a trigger food - ingredients I do not tolerate. I learned to control most of the reflux by avoiding my triggers.

Then an accident pushed my stomach partway into my chest and my LES was left wide open. Without PPIs (off 10 days for BRAVO test) my pH was 1 all the time.
Alcie
 
 

Neptunian808
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   Posted 6/13/2011 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the responses you guys, keep them coming, btw did/do you all had/have LPR or GERD?

dencha
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   Posted 6/13/2011 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Neptunian,

I was never diagnosed with LPR, but I had atypical symptoms like LPR...hoarseness and lung issues. I wish I could give you a better answer. Because of my minimal reflux (within the normal range of 14.75 or so and below) I was definitely not a traditional candidate for the surgery. However with perseverance and a good PCP and asthma docs behind me, I was able to convince my GI doc to give surgery a try.

Good luck!
Denise

Neptunian808
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   Posted 6/13/2011 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
hi Denise, that normal range you talk about is a DeMeester score right? what about non acid or weakly acidic reflux, did u ever have a MII-ph test done?

aciphexo
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   Posted 6/13/2011 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I wrote about this on another thread.

Basically there are two types of problems with the LES:
1) Low pressure
2) TLESRs

I guess the low pressure is something that fundoplication can clearly fix well. On the other hand - the TLESRs (which we have) it can also fix (although they don't know the exact mechanism .. except that the fundus seems to impede the neuro signals in some ways) .. but there is greater likelihood of persistent dysphagia when fundoplication is applied to a normal LES. I think this is the reason, the surgeons are not going to take the risk with us, is what I feel from my readings so far.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11986014

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