Length of Actual Nissen Wrap.

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Baza
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   Posted 5/19/2012 6:54 AM (GMT -6)   
 Hi, would anyone know what length a nissen wrap shold be around the esophagus,im asking this because i have been reading a lot of medical notes on the procedure and there seems to be a few differences.Most of what i have read say the wrap should be 2-3 cms.I dont know what bearing this has on the actual function of the wrap but after my surgery i overheard my surgeon telling his registrar that my wrap was 4cm in length midline.Im worried now that this is wrong and its causing alot of my problems that im having.Hope someone can help.Thanks.Barry

dencha
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   Posted 5/20/2012 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Barry,
Sorry, but I have no idea.  Did you get a full or partial wrap.  I've only ever heard of them described in the number of degrees they are wrapped around the esophagus...a 360 or 270.  The 360 is full, and the 270 partial. 
The only place to get answers is with your surgeon.  He/she certainly owes you that much information.
Good luck with your healing,
Denise

Baza
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   Posted 5/21/2012 3:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Denise, i had a 360 wrap,surgeon said he wouldnt do a 270.I was just wondering if the length of the wrap made any difference to the outcome.I just watched a video last night on youtube by a surgeon Peter Crookes explaining about complications after Nissen Surgery where he showed pictures of wraps and on one he said it was too long but didnt explain the consequences of that. Im just over worried here because of my problems,got an appointment with surgeon in the morning,hopefully he can tell me whats going on. Thanks. Barry

dencha
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   Posted 5/21/2012 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Barry,
Good luck with your appointment.  I'll be interested in hearing what he has to say.
Best wishes,
Denise
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