Welcome to Healing Well! Sorry to hear you're having trouble. You had your Nissen a short time after mine. It sounds as if you've got some non-related issues that are exacerbating your Nissen problems. Not a good situation!
Cleveland Clinic in Ohio is rated the #2 best GI hospital in he US, and Ohio is relatively close to West VA. I have a friend from Michigan who had her Nissen there, thinks very highly of Dr. Rice, a thoracic surgeon there.(http://my.clevelandclinic.org/staff_directory/staff_display.aspx?doctorid=718)
I hope you find help soon. It sounds as if you're dealing with way too many uncomfortable and disconcerting issues. I wish you well, and hope you find a great doc who can get you straightened around again.
Did you always have swallowing problems post-Nissen? I wonder if your surgeon did your wrap too tight. While I take anti-nausea drugs when I feel like I'm going to throw up, I've been caught offguard a couple times, and I did throw up. It took a little longer to get it started, but once going it was not difficult at all. I immediately medicated myself, as vomiting and retching are very hard on a wrap.
It shouldn't be painful to swallow. You need to get some help quickly. I know pancreatitis is extremely difficult and painful. I'm so sorry you're dealing with that on top of everything else.
I think Cleveland Clinic would be a great place for you to get help. I know it's a bit of a hike (it's 5 hours from Morgantown), but would be well worth the effort.
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
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Post Edited (dencha) : 12/13/2012 8:53:09 PM (GMT-7)