NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION - should I go for it?

Topic Title: NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION - should I go for it?
Created On: 10/12/2010 06:00 AM

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 10/24/2010 05:36 PM

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Are you planning on getting a laparoscopic nissen fundopllication or a traditional nissen fundoplication? There's a difference in recovery time and success rate. As a whole though, most patients (85-90%) report symptom improvement. About 10% have the symptoms reoccur within a year.

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 10/12/2010 06:00 AM

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hi there,

Nissen fundoplication. Is it a good surgical option? I mean, what I have heard from my doc is that NF has 3 adverse side effects - mild, not so mild, and severe. However, the doc assured me that severe side effects are noticed in only 2% of the patients who undergo this surgrery. I suffer from severe reflux and heartburn, coupled with excessive burping and loss of appetite for days at a stretch. i have tried all the best PPIs but none has worked. i have made all the lifestyle changes possible and have even tried alternative therapires like homeopathy, ayurveda, etc. But NOTHING has worked for me.

I have heard that some of the side effects of NF are difficulty in burping and bloating of the stomach, with a return of reflux after some years, which can however be suppressed with PPIs. Now my Question is: What I am suffering now is really agonizing............. so if I undergo surgery, will the suffering be worse than what I am suffering now, or will I experience a slight/better/significant improvement in my condition.
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