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thegspeak
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   Posted 12/21/2012 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
What are surgeons looking for to give you green light for surgery?

dencha
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   Posted 12/21/2012 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi thegspeak,
In my case, the big hold-up was a low DeMeester score.  They love high scores with lots of typical reflux symptoms.  LPR is a little trickier.  Some are worried that you'll have the surgery and it won't fix the problem.  Still, with perseverence it can be overcome. 
 
LPR symptoms can definitely be improved with surgery.  I think the problem is that the reflux is not taken to zero, and therefore there will still be some occuring, although much less.  (It will be taken to "normal", which in my case wasn't that much lower than what they found in my testing.)  It definitely improved my health and quality of life dramatically.
 
You'll need all the testing...endoscopy, barium swallow, 24hr PH monitor/BRAVO, manometry, and perhaps a stomach emptying test.  The manometry will test your swallowing reflex, so the surgeon will know what type of wrap is best for you.
 
Take care,
Denise
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thegspeak
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   Posted 12/21/2012 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks. January 17th I have all the testing.

dencha
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   Posted 12/21/2012 9:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck! turn
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"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

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Eckhart Tolle
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