Chat Now!   Member Gallery    Member Articles    Games   Member Groups   Member Blogs   Health News    Bored?

Author Topic: Questions about GERD  (Read 204 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline tribefan612

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • Rec's: 0
  • Gender: Female
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Questions about GERD
« on: February 12, 2014, 07:55:07 PM »
My partner is having an endoscopy next week cause of gerd. She thinks the doc might suggest surgery. Has anyone had surgery for gerd? I'm thinking he would try other routes first.
Bookmark and Share

Offline Hypo84

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 702
  • Country: cs
  • Rec's: 15
  • Gender: Male
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: Questions about GERD
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2014, 08:02:56 PM »
He will be put on medication, PPIs to reduce acid production. Maybe antibiotics if he has Helicobacter, but no surgery.
Bookmark and Share

Offline tribefan612

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • Rec's: 0
  • Gender: Female
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: Questions about GERD
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2014, 08:05:14 PM »
Thats what I'm thinking. I can't imagine surgery would come before anything other treatment routes. I don't want her to have to have surgery, it makes me a wreck! Lol
Bookmark and Share

Offline Hypo84

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 702
  • Country: cs
  • Rec's: 15
  • Gender: Male
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: Questions about GERD
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2014, 08:08:41 PM »
There isn't surgery for GERD actually. :)
Bookmark and Share

Offline tribefan612

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • Rec's: 0
  • Gender: Female
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: Questions about GERD
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 08:12:37 PM »
Thats weird. She seems to think there is. Something about replacing/repairing the flap to her stomach.
Bookmark and Share

Offline Hypo84

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 702
  • Country: cs
  • Rec's: 15
  • Gender: Male
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: Questions about GERD
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014, 08:16:20 PM »
It's for hiatal hernia and it's very rarely done because it's very difficult one and not really necessary if it's not creating serious complications. I have hiatal hernia and also many people on this forum, and no one had surgery.
Bookmark and Share

Offline tribefan612

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • Rec's: 0
  • Gender: Female
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: Questions about GERD
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2014, 08:18:34 PM »
Oh ok. Thats great! Thank you so much for the info! I appreciate it!!!  :happy0151:
Bookmark and Share

Offline soaringfalcon

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 580
  • Rec's: 12
  • Gender: Female
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: Questions about GERD
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2014, 08:49:19 PM »
THere actually is a surgery for GERD, it's fundoplication.  They wrap the upper part of your stomach around your esophagus and sew it in place.  This is a last ditch effort after medication is exhausted.

My friend works for a gastro and they perform this surgery a few times a year.
Bookmark and Share

Offline tribefan612

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • Rec's: 0
  • Gender: Female
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: Questions about GERD
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2014, 09:08:14 PM »
Oh ok. Thanks also. It sounds like it won't be something they will even consider right now before trying meds first.
Bookmark and Share

Offline Lara71

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 283
  • Rec's: 2
  • Gender: Female
  • Personal text
    • Poke This Member
Re: Questions about GERD
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2014, 10:49:28 PM »
There is surgery for gerd. That involves fixing the flap. It's usually done when nothing else works. If the doctor was talking about a hernia. I had two friends that had it, minor surgery, usually done laparoscopically, a few weeks recovery.
Bookmark and Share

Tags:
 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
3 Replies
2149 Views
Last post April 30, 2010, 04:41:06 PM
by GillLFC
1 Replies
1436 Views
Last post July 12, 2010, 09:29:07 PM
by gaugreg1x
4 Replies
839 Views
Last post April 10, 2011, 07:02:10 PM
by pauly j
2 Replies
996 Views
Last post August 29, 2011, 11:32:11 AM
by sayfay73
4 Replies
178 Views
Last post September 01, 2014, 07:03:07 PM
by e77