I have had eight EGDs done over the past two years. I had a fundoplication, successful, in 2001. But, due to a 2004 auto accident which tore my diaphram and fundo, I had to have a redo fundoplication. I've had problems with food sticking since the surgery done Nov. 2004. I am now being seen by a surgeon (referred by my gastroenterologist) and this surgeon has indicated to me that having a fundo done again (which would be my 3rd) would be tricky due to scar tissue. So, I don't know whether to have it done or not. I have another hiatal hernia and have been suffering for one year with ulcers in the esophagus. Meds don't seem to be helping heal them (Nexium and Protonix). I just know I cannot go on this way ... eating food daily which gets stuck to the point I throw it up. I'd love to hear from anyone who has had repeat fundoplications as to their success or not. So, don't be too concerned about
an endoscopy...it is really quite easy. The doctor will spray your throat, or give you some gel-like stuff to suck on which will numb the throat. You will have an IV in the right hand area, where they will give you meds to make you woozy. Actually I usually remember them saying they are giving it to me, and then I wake up and it is done. You should/will not feel anything during the testing. After, you may have a sore throat for a day or so, but gargling with salt water helps that.