If a WRAP comes apart?

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bazza76
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   Posted Today 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
What happens then?
Just wondering as I had a fright before when I thought it did. As it turned out it is still in tact, but was just wondering about what comes next if it does come apart. can the operation be done again? Is it safe to do it again.

opnwhl4
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   Posted Today 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
bazza76


Yep they can redo it. My 1st redo was for an incorrectly done wrap. After almost 3 years they took it apart and redid it correctly. My 2nd redo was from what had to be done to save my esophagus when it tore during an EGD. The wrap was completely torn apart and scarred. That one had to be done open, but I am 22 months out and doing very well.
If it fails again for what ever reason I will have them rebuild it again.


Take care,
Bill
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#3 on 8/24/11

bazza76
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   Posted 6/27/2013 5:28 AM (GMT -6)   
opnwhl4 said...
bazza76


Yep they can redo it. My 1st redo was for an incorrectly done wrap. After almost 3 years they took it apart and redid it correctly. My 2nd redo was from what had to be done to save my esophagus when it tore during an EGD. The wrap was completely torn apart and scarred. That one had to be done open, but I am 22 months out and doing very well.
If it fails again for what ever reason I will have them rebuild it again.


Take care,
Bill


thanks for the response Bill!
Sorry to hear you have had problems with the procedure and the wrap itself. Hopefully that will not happen again for you!

Is there a chance a wrap could stay in tact for you whole life? I know it is hard to say as they are probably only been used the past 20 years or so?

opnwhl4
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   Posted 6/27/2013 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
bazza76

Actually the nissen has been done since 1955. They say the average is 10 years, but I have talked to people who have had a good wrap for over 20 years. I believe it has a lot to do with surgeon skills, how we treat our body during the recovery, and how our body heals.
Also the techniques are better now that when it was 1st done and that can be a reason for longer lasting wraps. Of course we now know more about Gerd and the surgery.

Take care,
Bill
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#3 on 8/24/11
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