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My all Sclero friends.

Just to let you know, I went through a surgical procedure  Toupet Fundoplication to relieve my acid reflux problems.. This is a partial wrap. I went through the procedure at UCSF on May 20th and I am recuperating now. It took three hours of laparoscopic surgery by Dr. Compose. This surgery will not eliminate acid reflux completely, but will reduce it drastically and prevent any further damage to my lungs.
At least I don't have problems with swallowing (dysphagia) after the surgery which is a major side effect of any acid reflux surgery in Scleroderma patients.

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Kamlesh, I am so happy the surgery went so well for you. Glad to hear that you aren't having any post surgery issues. Rest and let that body heal a bit. Keep us informed on how well you are doing.

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Kamlesh,

 

Thank you for keeping us posted on you. I remember when you talked about this surgery awhile back. I'll bet you are relieved that it is over and you are doing well. I am so glad that you are!

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Hi, Kamlesh - glad the surgery went well. I know you have been thinking about it for a long time, so it must be something of a relief just to have it behind you. I hope it does the trick for you. Now take it easy and enjoy your rest. How long do you expect to be away from work?

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Dear Kamlesh,

 

I'm delighted you had the surgery and that it went well. I hope that it lessens your reflux and hopefully brings it to a very manageable level.

 

My husband (who does not have scleroderma) had a full Nissen Fundoplication surgery four years ago, in order to qualify to be listed as a lung transplant patient. They have found that lung transplant patients with reflux have a worse outcome. He had a really great surgeon and he has not had any heartburn since then.

 

It's too bad that the full Nissen often has complications for scleroderma patients, like you mentioned. I hope your partial wrap works well and holds you in good stead.

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Shelley, Jefa, Serena, Sheryl, and Pam,

Thank you for kind words. I am recovering nicely. Basicall, doctor did 180 degree Fundoplication and shaped the valve correctly. Also, they fixed Hiatal hernia also.

I am on liquid/soft food diet and planning to take 2 weeks off. It still hurts. I am glad I went through it and so far no regrets. In my case nothing was working and the surgery was only choice.

 

Thanks again!

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Kamlesh,

 

I am SO HAPPY that your surgery went well and you have soem days of recouperation under your belt.

 

I look forward to reading about your constant improvement, as a result.

 

Hope you are feeling better and better each and every day! I also appreciate your post, letting us know

that you are doing as well as you are.

 

Take it easy as you continue to recoup.

 

Soft Hugs,

Susie

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  • 6 years later...

Hello all,

 

I went through the surgery after two surgeons refused to do it. After thorough testing personally supervised by Dr. Campos at UCSF, he performed the surgery and my acid reflux dropped over 90% - Deemister score from 88 to 4 and normally is 14. But, recently my GI doctor did barium X ray to verify the surgery is not working any more. My GI doctor thinks results of partial fundoplication are not permanent.

 

I myself am exploring what is next? I do not know yet, but I got great results for 5 years, I would not hesitate to do it again, if possible. I need to explore further.

 

I will be glad to answer any question.

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Hi Kamlesh,

 

Thank you for responding to my request for an update on your fundoplication surgery.  I'm very sorry for you that it's not working any more.

 

I found an article about repeat fundoplication surgeries. I hope that you find some way to get things under control again. And please keep us posted on what you find out about it as you explore your options...again.

 

:emoticons-group-hug:

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