I am about a month from a Nissen and just want to offer y'all some hope that I feel this surgery is a miracle!
I had the procedure outpatient and was really scared of any potential complications as I was in the hospital 2 hours at the most.
I can report I had instant relief of coughing, choking, and my worst reflux symptoms. Within days I noticed I was able to take deeper breathes, my mouth sores and lips are now healed, my voice and throat are almost there too. I am a singer so this is beyond delightful for me. I feel I have some control of my diaphragm back. I feel I can report as a happy success and would recommend the Nissen to anyone suffering LPR without relief with PPIs or diet.
I've had a few problems with food stuck in my throat and painful spasms, but all up, I'm really grateful. I wish I'd done is sooner! When I am religious with my diet, chewing and eating slowly, I almost forget I even had this surgery.
There is hope. Don't give up.