Doctors Lounge - Gastroenterology AnswersBack to Gastroenterology Answers List
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.
Date of last update: 10/15/2017.
Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
Question: nissen reversal
|steven85 - Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:52 am||
My surgeon in the uk has agreed to completely take down my nissen fundoplication and leave it down as it has since been established that a hiatus hernia and reflux wasn't my primary symptom and that the operation has aggravated my symptoms. He says he can put me back to where I was before the surgery, but my main concern which I have not yet asked him is what will happen to my original les valve? It measured 7.0 on the manometry test prior to the surgery and this was strong enough for me to lie down after eating and bend over etc without any problems. Will it still be 7.0 after the wrap is unstitched? Thank you for your time.
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:47 pm||
I can't answer your question for certain but I think that the reversal should be pretty straight forward. I've very familiar with the nissen process but few people have them reversed. Sometimes they come undone on their own and symptoms return but generally the symptoms were present before the nissen.
If you did not have symptoms that were needing to be treated by the nissen then odds are good that when the nissen is reversed your LES will still be just as strong as it was before.
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.