Barrett's+Nissen does it = PPI's

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tracks83
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   Posted 9/7/2013 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
You have small segment Baretts and I receive a Nissen fundoplication for my gerd would I still have to continue PPI's? I understand that yearly surveillance is must. But if the Nissen works and there is no more acid wash onto the esophagus is it needed. For me there are 2 reasons for surgery, to stop the suffering from gerd and to stop the PPI use. Your thought????

opnwhl4
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   Posted 9/9/2013 12:59 AM (GMT -6)   
tracks-

with a functioning wrap your reflux is under control= less EGDs needed to monitor barretts.

I too have barretts and had it checked every year for 3 years and now with a known good functioning wrap I only have to have it checked every 3 years since it hadn't spread. No ppis for either.

Take care,
Bill
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tracks83
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   Posted 9/9/2013 3:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Bill,
You had 3 wraps? Any reason why?

alib6
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   Posted 9/9/2013 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Tracks83 read bills journal it's amazing you will be amazed what he has been through
Ali

opnwhl4
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   Posted 9/9/2013 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
tracks-

Here is my story and will explain the 3 nissens.

www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=45&m=2337138


Take care,
Bill devil
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tracks83
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   Posted 9/10/2013 4:51 AM (GMT -6)   
HOLY SXXT!!!! That's horrible. I'm glad your doing well but if I were you I would of lawyerd up. That's unacceptable. How's your Baretts now? Was it large? Can it go away once acid wash stops or does stay permanently?

opnwhl4
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   Posted 9/10/2013 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
tracks-

Believe me that was a thought I had many times, but decided against it as things did turn out well in the end.

As for barretts, what I have been told is that without the constant acid it shouldn't advance any further. they of course still want to keep an eye on it to be on the safe side, just not every year as I had to before. The EGDs I had to check it showed it hadn't spread any and at times wasn't able to be detected. this was thought to be because the esophagus heals over that area once the acid is controlled.
When they didn't find it they would go a little deeper the next time. Usually that showed it was still there, but still the same as before. Remember there are 2 more stages before it turns to cancer and it doing so is very very slim odds. Especially with the reflux controlled. The natural thing for the body to do is heal of the damage as it does with any trauma, kind of like scar tissue happens, but the biopsies show the healed area is normal cells. That's plenty good for me.

Take care,
Bill
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