Sorry to hear your wrap didn't hold up. I expect the GI doc wants to do the endoscopy while you're under sedation, rather than put you through another procedure at a different time. The condition of your stomach sounds pretty bad, so there's no doubt the GI doc wants to help ensure the procedure is perfect and will hold this time. I wonder if the GI/endoscopy will help the surgeon in creating the wrap with the healthiest part of the stomach, since there are so many issues. I'm probably wrong about that, but it seems to make some sense to me.
I assume your surgeon is one that is highly experienced in doing Nissens and redos. That's the most important piece of the puzzle. This surgery is tricky (as you well know), and it's really important to have the best person doing it.
Often surgeons have an anesthesiologist hold a bougie spacer in place to ensure the proper tension of the wrap, but perhaps because of the problems you're having, he/she wants to have the GI doc there to make sure everything is absolutely perfect.
I'll be thinking of you next week, and sending best wishes for a great outcome! Be sure to post and let us know how you're doing.
Wishing you the very best,
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
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