Susan, I looked up a Toupet procedure and it is a partial wrap. Because of the long lasting bad side effects of the wrap is the reason why I went to see Dr Gee. My stomach was also through my hernia and into my chest. I am one year s/p gastroesophageal valvuloplasty and I feel great. See both Dr. Gee and Dr Eubanks to discuss their surgery. When a wrap is done, the surgeon takes part of your stomach and wraps to around the esophagus. The wrap can be too tight or lose, Dr. Gee told me that it eventually fails and you have to have it redone. Read the comments on those that are s/p wrap. Dr. Gee creates a valve between the esophagus and stomach, which
opens and closes when you eat. This valve was there before you had the hernia. Everyone has one but us with hiatal hernias. You are well one month after surgery and can resume normal lifting 8 weeks after surgery.
I had been suffering with heartburn, eventually on to regurgitation and pain for 30 years. My life has changed significantly, and I am better after my inflammation after surgery. There are no failures and all of us are doing well.
Look at my posting called
Robotic-assisted gastroesophageal valvuloplasty with Vicryl closure of the hiatal hernia- no wrap
On the right hand side of the page, there is a Google custom search. Copy and paste the thread and it will come up. I posted some information and another Valvuloplasty link where more people joined in on the discussion.
Please let update us and let us know how you make out. I wish you good luck. Once you make the decision, you will feel better. Just don’t wait too long. The condition will get worse until the hernia is fixed.
Post Edited (Yellow1955) : 1/9/2018 4:46:10 PM (GMT-7)