Anyone in uk, does nhs take reflux seriously?

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reet22
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   Posted 1/10/2013 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hiya had fundop op 12years ago symptoms back now. Paid private to see consultant who did my op he said he cannot do more. Changed hospitals had all tests, barium came back with strong reflux but new Consultant (nhs) said operating again could make it worse!! I can only take sucrafate everything else upsets tum. I have reflux 4 or more days a week, why wont they understand or take it seriously. Would like to chat with a fellow sufferer.

sammywalker21
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   Posted 1/10/2013 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
ask for a second opinion and implore with them that you need something done they kept trying to palm me off on the nhs I had to go privately to get something done im only just now waiting for the operation which i should get done within the next couple of weeks. I'm sure they could just redo the wrap if it worked before

reet22
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   Posted 1/10/2013 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks sammywalker21 will your op be private? Have you got insurance then to cover it? Good luck, mine did last 8 yrs .I went back to GP. So now a long wait again you know how slow nhs are.

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 1/10/2013 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you enquired if you would be eligible for Linx device? I know it's available in Manchester now, albeit private.

You need to find someone who has experience of lots of Nissen re-dos. You are entitled to a second opinion, so I would find out via the Internet which consultants there are at your nearest biggest teaching hospital and ask to be referred to one of them for further opinion. Another trick is to contact local private hospitals and ask them who on their list does Nissen repeats/redos - then find out (via the Internet) where their NHS base is and persuade your GP to refer you to them. It takes some time but you should at least be able to get a second opinion.

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sammywalker21
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   Posted 1/10/2013 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah the nhs are terribley Slow but private hasn't been hugely faster for me Yeah I got insurance I would of gone for a lynx myself but due to the size of my hernia I can't I hoping mine lasts a good decade and maybe by then they're will be a more long lasting resolution

flux
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   Posted 1/11/2013 1:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Dr. Stephen Attwood, http://www.nugits.nhs.uk/nugits/surgeons/stephen-attwood/, is conducting a trial of Endostim. Endostim has been done successfully in one person in Chile who had a failed Nissen.
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