What made you decide on surgery for gerd or lpr?

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LocalGuy23
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   Posted 1/25/2012 1:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry for all the questions guys.

But what made you decide surgery was the way to handle your gerd or lpr problems?

Did your GI recommend it?

Did you request to see a surgeon?

Did meds not help you anymore?


For me, meds were not helping my symptoms, my GI was hesitant to recommend it, but when the surgeon saw my test results and my heard symptoms he said he could help me and that was enough for me.

Thanks

opnwhl4
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   Posted 1/25/2012 2:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I wasn't getting any relief from the meds anymore and my last PH study was the highest my GI had ever seen. Actually was double their highest ever. I was going to ask them about the surgery, but before I could she recommended I get it. It was that or go to 2 PPIs in the AM and 2 in the PM. I didn't care for that and was tired of taking them too. She wasn't thrilled with the idea of doubling my dosage and since I now had Barretts, she thought my best course was surgery.

And the rest is history!

Take care,
Bill
opnwhl4
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#3 on 8/24/11

dencha
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   Posted 1/25/2012 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Maximus,
I think you know my story.  No, my GI doc stood in the way and only sent me to a surgeon when he decided my PCP and asthma docs might actually have information he should consider.  This was a long, long process.
 
If you need any additional info, just let me know.
Denise

joe1619
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   Posted 2/19/2012 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
bill,

why did you have 3 fundos. tell me about them. u did them in such proximity. what fixed you up for good did u have any of the atypical stuff how are you now. i know mine is intact but i believe its loose. im so miserable. my throat is so burned on the right side when i roll my tongue over it it actually is thick. it feels like a lesion. its actually the thickness of the burn...no kidding. i need you and dencha to give me some advice. after fundo my symptoms did get better i also gained 20lbs back on chocolate..i wasnt completely throwing caution to the end but i ate a lot of banned foods even margaritas and i was good until recently. any advice

joe1619
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   Posted 2/19/2012 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
max,

i had bad lpr. after fundo i felt great...2 months out. what i learned though is my bad eating habits came back(the dr. said eat anything anytime). the surgery can help but just know that does not give you a free path of eating like you once did preop..had i stayed very strict i believe i would have had a 50 percent improvement and i feel it would have stayed. i blew it by not watching my diet. sabotage. dencha is someone who has it correct for lpr dont expect 100 percent it may not be possible, but you can get better. i know for me it was 8/31/2010. by halloween i was great and eating reeses. then the winter after the surgery i could drink wine, eat chocolate etc. after eating later and later at night the symptoms are now back. just be careful

StellaNY
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   Posted 2/19/2012 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
After My ENT doctor told me that I should not be having such bad sore throats, while on PPI's twice a day, she suggested that I speak to my GI doc. My GI doc then said, given my past history ( 20 something years, at least, one 6 different meds) and the results of my last endoscopy- that I was likely an excellent candidate for the procedure.

opnwhl4
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   Posted 2/19/2012 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Joe-
Follow this link. It's my story about my nissens and esophageal tear.


www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=45&m=2337138

Take care,
Bill devil
opnwhl4
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#3 on 8/24/11

Post Edited (opnwhl4) : 2/19/2012 6:28:11 PM (GMT-7)

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