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jennas40
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   Posted 10/19/2012 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
My G.I.Doctor and surgean were talking about my stomach and acid problems they told me he is gonna do a Nissen fundoplication and Gastrectomy together has anyone here had this done,I was told i,ll be in hospital for a while.I,M nervous

jennas40
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   Posted 10/19/2012 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
can anyone tell me anything about these.

couchtater
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   Posted 10/19/2012 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure what a gastrectomy is but I have the Nissen Fundo before.

The NF is where they take the floppy top part of your stomach and wrap it around your lower spinctor to strengthen the openning in the top of your stomach.
The Surgery does require some strict rules to follow for a good healing process. You have to follow the diet plan and restrict your lifting for at least 6 weeks or more.
The most obvious healing takes 4-6 weeks. The internal healing can last for a year.
I was in the hospital for 24 hours for my laproscopic procedure. Some people were sent home as soon as they were awake.
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   Posted 10/19/2012 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I do not know why they are wanting to remove all or part of your stomach. I would get in contact with your surgeon and ask why they are planning this. I have had 3 nissens and have not had to have any of my stomach removed. If you just want the nissen performed I would definitely make that known to your surgeon.

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jennas40
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   Posted 10/21/2012 6:19 AM (GMT -6)   
He wants to remove parts of my stomach cause of the acid.theres so much of it
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