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maria123
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   Posted 1/19/2013 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Im far from even considering surgery in my case, but I was just curious. I have gerd with chronic burning in my esophagus which is always chronically painful and uncomfortable, but along with that symptom I also get bloated/full after eating one bite of food and usually subsides after a minute. This symptom doesnt happen all the time but maybe every few days. I was wondering if that is a problem with those considering niessen operations?
Because the operation causes more bloating as well, does that mean that it would make it altogether a really bad idea to even have surgery if you experience bloating with your Gerd?

couchtater
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   Posted 1/19/2013 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
You need to be assessed for a stomach emptying problem.
There is two test that will help a lot: Stomach Emptying Test & Manometry

They will tell if you have a problem with food processing. If you have that kind of problem a nissen is not for you.
Joy
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maria123
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   Posted 1/19/2013 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
is there any other surgery that would work with it for the acid reflux

couchtater
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   Posted 1/19/2013 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
The testing they do for the surgery is ideal to let you know if there is a surgery to help you. Sometimes it's just a certain medicine you need. But you won't know until you're evaluated.
Joy
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CurbYourEnthusiasm
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   Posted 1/21/2013 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Maria,

In order to be certain the surgery will work for you, you should get the complete battery of testing. The 4 tests I had done were:

1) Manometry (extremely painful, but proved I had a very weak LES)
2) Barium Swallow (showed reflux being promoted to my upper esophagus)
3) Endoscopy
4) Can't think of the name offhand, but they put a device in your esophagus which measures how much acid your body is producing. You'll walk around with a monitor for 48 hours and get the results a bit later.
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