So I was supposed to have my Nissen on Monday the 11th. My husband and I went to talk with the surgeon on Thursday for one last round of questions and answers on Thursday and then I was to go for blood work etc.
I had also just had another 24 hour PH study, as the first one I'd had I was on PPI's, and we were going to get the results from that.
When we got there the surgeon informed me that I'd not had enough reflux episodes to warrant surgery.
Mind you on the prior visits, he told me I would be an excellent candidate for the Nissen.
I'm so shocked and confused by this. My Digestive Health doctors highly recommended the surgery after all kinds of tests, and my request to get off the PPI's.
The surgeon sat there agreeing with me that I have severe GERD, but he doesnt think it's the reflux...What?
He said my reflux is controlled with the PPI so he doesn't feel comfortable doing the surgery.
Nissen is an elective surgery and according to the nurse that did the PH study, symptoms were positive to reflux and there was a strong association with my symptoms. She was shocked by the surgeon's decision as well, and so was my digestive health docs.
I'd been off PPI for 7 days prior to the test, but could take zantac the first 3 days, then only tums, and nothing the day of the test. I was so miserable I could barely move without regurgitating acid, so I took some sleep meds and went to bed early.
I'd pressed the symptom button almost every 5 to 10 minutes and was miserable.
Has anyone else ever been turned down? I have another appt with digestive docs coming up next week and hope to get some answers.
*Just found out I need partial knee replacement on top of this
Post Edited (Lallabee) : 3/14/2013 10:18:15 AM (GMT-6)