Any scuba divers who had Nissen Fundoplication??

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Moonflower56
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   Posted 10/16/2012 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,
I am nearly 3 weeks post op after Nissen Fundoplication. I have been an active scuba diver and underwater photographer for nearly 30 years. Because my repair surgery was necessary and not elective, I had no time to consider my future as it relates to diving.

I am curious if any of you are divers and if there was any dissent on diving after this type of surgery. I've perused several of my medical/diving web sites and there seems to be conflict in professional opinions. After release from my surgeon, I'll be searching for a local dive physician for guidance. In the interim, I'd love to hear back from any fellow divers. turn

eLaReF
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   Posted 10/17/2012 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi

I've only been diving a couple of times since my OP 9 years ago.  Nothing too strenuous (only around 15-20 metres) but I was totally fine.

I was a PADI OWSI when I was looking at the op and did check with the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) doctor at the time.  His opinion was that it shouldn't be a problem - as any air trapped in the stomach still has an available route to evacuate by.... That said, it might be advisable to warn your buddy to stand back when you are opening up your dry suit after a dive skull

Cheers.

Les.


Moonflower56
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   Posted 10/17/2012 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL Les! Luckily I'm in south Florida so I won't be in a dry suit.
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