Joined this forum to find out if anyone has had success in getting a Nissen Fundoplication takedown. I am scheduled for the surgery Dec 5th.
I had the Nissen done almost 19 years ago. Worse decision of my life. It wasn't too bad for the first three or four years, but after that I had trouble getting food, especially liquids, to pass into the stomach. I was going for endoscopies once a year to be dialated.
This past July things got worse, I am regurgitating and aspirating fluids while asleep waking up feeling like I was drowning. If I drink liquids too fast they come flying out because I feel like I have to burp. Now my doctor says I may have Achalasia but I think the wrap is too tight and it acts like Achalasia, along with my hiatal hernia which is at the base of my esophagus.
Long story short, I have loss 25 lbs in three months and need to do something. Just wondering if anyone has had success or failure with the takedown.