Swallowing Problem After Nissen Fundoplication

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   Posted 7/24/2012 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
 Hi,has anyone had a swallowing problem after their nissen fundoplication that did not resolve after healing period? If so what was done to help this problem.Im having problems with swallowing,ive had a dilation and now scheduled for another,im worried if dilation does not work,can this be fixed?Surgeon says my esophagus is not emptying properly,im thinking ive a motility problem,but surgeon wont give me a straight answer.Thanks Barry

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   Posted 7/24/2012 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Patients can experience difficulty swallowing, a complication called dysphagia, after Nissen fundoplication surgery.  Difficulty swallowing typically occurs due to postsurgical swelling within the stomach or esophagus and can interfere with the ability to eat or drink.  Swallowing  difficulties generally resolve as you begin to heal after surgery.
As you have had the one dilation I would give a second one a chance before I would start anticipating that you have a motility problem.  When was your surgery ?  I do not remember the date.
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   Posted 7/24/2012 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Stkitt,thanks for the reply,i had my surgery back in early March.Surgeon says i shouldnt be having these problems at this stage.Barry
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