Bruce, that's right, I've had several symptoms of LPR. I would get the chronic wheezing and throat clearing even while on PPIs, which is why I gave up on medication and decided on the surgery. At one point earlier this year, I figured, how much worse would it be without the PPIs, so I stopped them for about 5 days. I got back the chronic sore throat and I got that awful bitter taste in the back of my mouth whenever I'd eat anything, so I went back to the PPIs and decided enough is enough...so enter Nissen.
No regrets thus far. Had a good supper tonight, some steamed veggies, fish, several bites of my wife's filet of pork, snacked on chips during the evening and no gerd symptoms.
Starting to get really excited about where this is going and again, at least get a doctor's opinion if you're thinking of going that route. Of note, I also had a slight hiatal hernia repaired at the time of the nissen.
Bill, you're 100% correct.
Denise, you were the first person to respond when I had posted about some heartburn symptoms a couple of weeks into the surgery and your reassurance was welcome and with full merit.