Hi LD dilation is done by inflating gently a balloon during an endoscopy. I had a full wrap that must have been too tight so the dilation kind of stretched everything. It was a long time ago, when I had no information as to why I could not eat properly and I at the time wished I had never had the operation. After the dilation I was told to eat soft foods for a couple of days that was all. I remember suddenly getting an appetite (I had had a lot of nausea) food was not sticking but I think this op is life changing in the way we have to eat and how much we can eat. It then took me the rest of the year to recover my health. Unfortunately 4 years ago my problems starting again, I was sure the wrap had failed, but after a high resolution camera manometry I was diagnosed with moderately severe oesophageal dismotility so another dilation is due 27th March(hope it helps again) thats my problem though not yours. My wrap is still functioning after 13 years but it has slipped slightly. Hope this helps a bit. Best wishes dont give up hope you find someone to help you. Rita
Hi, thanks for the info, I hope everything goes well.
Did you get reflux after the operation but before you had the dilation? I get terrible reflux now and two doctors I'm friends with have told me my wrap is probably too tight.
I can't understand how a tight wrap causes reflux, I'd have thought it stopped it more?