Failed Fundoplication

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Date Joined Dec 2011
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   Posted 8/8/2014 6:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All

I had a fundoplication done in 2010 which has now become stretch and is not functioning as well as it should. I have been back on the antacid med for over two years and am now at the point where they are no longer providing enough relief against the reflux.

I have been through all the tests and my consultant has offered a redo of the fundoplication, but has stressed that is does also carry a number of risks. As such, he has also suggested that it might be worth looking at a couple of other procedures that are lower risk. They are Stretta therapy or an Endostim device

The consultant wasn't too sure if Stretta would be that effective, but said the Endostim device has shown very good results. These both appear to be quite new procedures, so I was wondering if anyone has had any experience of these and if they managed to get them covered under BUPA insurance (UK).



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   Posted 8/8/2014 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Andy,

Sorry to hear that your fundoplication did not work. I believe at the moment Endostim are not accepting candidates who have had a previous Nissen, but it might be worth sending them an email to see if their criteria has changed.

Endsotim is not available on private Insurance and I believe the price in the UK is now £17,000 - 23,000

There was a recent article in the Daily Mail about it, if you search on Google, and there is a page on Facebook for the Endostim where you can ask questions of those who have actually had it.

If you search this site for Grover Cat, she has recently had the Endostim done in Germany as she lives in the USA.

Hope this is of some help,


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   Posted 8/8/2014 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the reply

I have been doing a bit of searching around the site and it sounds like these options may not be ideal for me as they both look like they take a while before they are fully effective. As my reflux is quite bad and is badly effecting my asthma, I think I might be better off going for a redo as this will provide the quickes relief.

My fundo only failed as I picked up a stomach bug and was violently sick a number of times. Hopefully by the time it needs to be done again, a number of these new procedures will be more developed and may be a viable option.
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