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   Posted 9/13/2011 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
 Posted Today 2:22 PM (GMT -6)  by New Member Xzee
Hi everyone,
Im new to this forum and I was just wondering if anyone knows the criteria for nissens vs. TIF surgery? I found a surgeon, he seems experienced, but he never even mentioned the TIF. It seems to me that it is less invasive and Id like to know which one I should go with out of the 2 surgeries. I have pretty severe acid reflux for about 5 months now. It started with just a sore throat and bitter breath. I could feel the stinging in my breath. My stomach is very sore I thonk it might be inflamed. I had a scope done in may and to be honest ever since the day they stuck that scope down my throat I have been having the worst reflux. Fluid just comes back even when I drink water. I dont eat at least 5 hours before bedtime, yet I wake up with the sour taste and burning gums every morning. I think my teeth are starting to weat off because of this. It is ruining my life. Any help?

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   Posted 9/13/2011 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
If you have a hernia larger than 2cm you can't have TIF.
It sounds like you have a non-functioning LES. The Nissen would be better for you since the LES is not working well.

Do you have a motility problem? Have you had the manometry test done yet? This is the test where they feed the tube to your stomach and make you drink water to read your reflexes.

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   Posted 9/14/2011 1:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Joy, thanks for replying! I did have the manometry done and it seems to be fine according to the doctor. I hope he is right, because I wake up in the morning nauseated and feeling like I just ate my dinner. I have no idea what is going on with me. The peculiar part is, that I had no issues with this hernia for ten years. My stomach started aching in May, I went to the GI doc., she did the endoscopy and from that day on the backflow of acid has been relentless. It is getting worse instead of better. When I take the PPI it feels like it is this dry and bitter and gooey gunk develops in my throat and my tongue is all white. Its gross. I just want to kill myself every morning when I wake up with this acid bath in my mouth.
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