Nissen Re-Do in Chicago area - need new surgeon

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lajenner
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   Posted 4/27/2014 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
My appointment with my surgeon that did my NF in September didn't go well. He is insisting on another ph monitor, endoscopy - even though a recent CT clearly shows a large hiatal hernia and fundus in my chest. I really need to find a new surgeon that will do the re-do properly and accept it was done wrong the first time.

The morning after surgery, I remember Dr. Soper telling me he almost had to open me, the hiatal hernia was so big. I brought that up the other day and he acknowledged it but didn't want to discuss what might have gone wrong. He said he would have to open me for a redo.

The surgeon that Bill typically talks about at Loyola is no longer in Chicago - he moved to Boston. Does anyone else have a suggestion?

craig-madbricky
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   Posted 4/27/2014 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
My surgeon in Gurnee did a great job on my Nissen. Dr. LARRY GIBSON RE: LAKE COUNTY SURGEONS 847-856-2525 the other surgeons especially Dr. STROHMEYER are great, he did a gall bladder removal for me with no sweat. The Hospital they use is Condell in Libertyville, an outstanding place 10/10 for everything. Hope it's in your network, Good luck!

lajenner
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   Posted 4/27/2014 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Craig - I was looking at that group online. Libertyville is a heck of a lot closer than the University hospitals in the city. I found another surgeon in the Advocate network at Condell that sounds good online - Dr. Scott Otto with Surgeons of Lake County. His bio says he specializes in hiatal hernias, and that is exactly my problem. I know I'm going to need some mesh for the redo.

btw - I live in Cary
Laurie
Nissen Fundolplication Sept. 10, 2013

craig-madbricky
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   Posted 4/27/2014 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
If it helps any I think Gibson does a lot of stomach work. This is the Richest county in the US with lots of that kind of work.

craig-madbricky
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   Posted 4/27/2014 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine was a twisted stomach hiatus hernia. I would get a bolus stuck and it always led to nothing good.
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