Posted 11/17/2015 6:10 AM (GMT -8)
I faxed over that report, as well as other previous testing I had at a different hospital. I figure he read it as he didn't order manometry; only barium swallow and esophageal pH study. However, the actual scan was on a DVD and I don't think I had this with me, but did mention it if he wanted to see it.
Specifically, in the report, under 'Impressions', it stated: 'Meets minimal criteria for jackhammer esophagus; however, only 1 swallow had distal contractile integral > 8,000 mmHg x cm x s, so the clinical significance of this finding is not certain'.
I'm going to ask my new gastroenterologist if she can view the DVD.
I totally agree that this had to be an issue before surgery. I've had this burning chest pain for YEARS, and it turns out that it was NOT caused entirely, (if at all) by GERD. The pain worsened significantly after LNF surgery.
I have many questions. Jenegade, thanks for your interest and input.