endoscopic treatments for GERD

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   Posted 10/21/2007 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Has any one had any endoscopic treatments for GERD, did your insurance cover it, how much down time did you have, and how do you feel about the results??


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   Posted 10/21/2007 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi doghouse...just wanted to extend a warm healingwell welcome to you! I hope you are finding the information you need here.

Unfortunetly, I do not have the answers to this question, as I have no experience with endosopic treatments. I hope some of our other members will be along shortly with some of their experiences.

Again, welcome to healingwell.
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   Posted 10/21/2007 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I did have the lap Nissen and repair of a hiatal hernia in 2005.  I am glad I had the surgery done.  I took a couple weeks off work.  My insurance did pay for most everything, of course, I still had a little bit to pay.
Have you have any of the work-up procedures yet, such as the Upper GI endoscopy, 24-hour pH probe, Barium Swallow, etc.?  I will be glad to try to answer any questions I can.
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   Posted 10/21/2007 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I had an EDG showing esphogitis, confirmed with biopsy, last fall even though I was on a prevacid and carafate. I had a manometry and 24hr ph study done about 4 years ago when I was with another doctor. That doc swore I didn't have reflux, yeah I said bye bye to him. I've had several barium swallows- though none in the last year, gastric emptying test... etc etc over the years.

I really like my new gastro doctor, I just wish he did one of the endoscopic procedures. I think I would like to try that first before the nissen. However, I suppose I should stop jumping to things I would like to do until my appointment to see what I'm actually a candidate for. Last time I saw him he told me my esphogeal spasms were being cause by my esphogitis which was being caused by my reflux...so I would think there would be something surgically you could do to help that. I think I've taken every PPI out there eyes

Like I said in another post somewhere if I could live off of ice cream I would! ! yeah
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