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You were told exactly the same as me.
Just a tidbit of info... I am very happy they do the barium swallow after the surgery. I had an esophageal perforation during an EGD and within 3.5 hours after the EGD I was in the most extreme pain I have ever experienced. Not only is a leak into the chest painful it can be deadly if not taken care of. I also was within an hour of having my esophagus removed twice due to leaking from the hole even after it was repaired.
So please be sure to do the barium swallow after the surgery.
Nissen 6/06 and 5/09
#3 on 8/24/11