Just had my Nissen - Lost Gag Reflex??

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   Posted 5/26/2012 2:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,

Well, I had my Nissen on May 14th so I am almost 2 weeks out. The surgery went really well but I did develop a high fever of 104.7 while I was in the hospital recovering. Other than that, everything has gone fine, just trying to adjust to this new diet. Question for anyone else who has had the Nissen, I have completely lost my gag reflex. Prior to having the Nissen, I couldn't even brush the back of my tongue without gagging, now, I can literally stick my finger down the back of my throat without the slightest gag. I had my first follow up visit today and I told my surgeon that, but he didn't seem concerned? He said that he wished he didn't have a gag reflex. I have been doing research and I haven't seen anywhere where a loss of gag reflex is a possible side effect of a Nissen. Initially I though, well, if you can't vomit than you probably can't gag either, but I am not seeing that correlation anywhere.

Any input?

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   Posted 5/26/2012 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi SCjason,
Welcome to the Healing Well yeah yeah yeah Wrapped Club! yeah yeah yeah I've never heard of anyone losing their gag reflux from a Nissen surgery.  It'll be interesting to see if it's a long term issue, or returns with time.  I would think your surgeon would be the best source on the topic.  I'm sure the gag reflux has a good purpose, but honestly, without it all those tests (manometry, endoscopy, etc.) would be a lot easier to take!
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