A barium swallow will show if you are refluxing or if food is sitting at the wrap. I've had many of them and have learned a little what I am actually looking at, that's bad. When I was relfuxing you could see the barium go right back up into my esophagus. When it was stuck at the wrap you could see it just sitting there and after a while it would slowly trickle through.
Anna- They can do the nissen as an out patient too. Quite a few hospitals are doing it that way now. Usually just stay the night and go home in the morning. Less than 24 hours is considered out patient.
Moderator: GERD/Heartburn, Kidney disease
Nissen 6/06 and 5/09