How long does it take to recover from GERD surgery?
After open surgery, you may need 4 to 6 weeks to get back to work or your normal routine. If the laparoscopic method is used, you will most likely be in the hospital for only 2 to 3 days. A general anesthetic is used. You will have less pain after surgery, because there is no large incision to heal.
What are the side effects of Nissen fundoplication?
The most common side effect is difficulty in swallowing. This is common immediately after the operation and gradually improves. The amount of food you consume may be less and you may have to eat more slowly than you did before the operation. Other common side effects are burping, bloating and increased wind (flatus).
How painful is the TIF procedure?
The TIF procedure is very safe. Most patients can return home the same or following day and can resume most ordinary activities within a few days. However, patients should expect to experience some minor discomfort in their shoulder, stomach, chest, nose, and/or throat for up to three to seven days after the procedure.
Is GERD surgery painful?
Pain. There is usually minimal pain associated with this operation. The abdomen will be sore as well as the small incision sites, and some patients have shoulder pain for the first day or two. The shoulder pain is caused by gas left in your abdomen during the operation.
Do you lose weight after GERD surgery?
Nissen fundoplication, gastric sleeve surgery and Rous en Y gastric bypass all have the gastric fundus in common. Whether the gastric fundus is wrapped, excised or bypassed the end result is the same: weight loss, decreased meal size, early satiety, and lower Ghrelin levels.
Can you throw up after TIF surgery?
Many surgeons will tell their patients that after a fundoplication surgery for GERD or hiatal hernia repair that they will never be able to vomit or belch again.
Can you drink coffee after Nissen fundoplication?
Take small bites, chew your food well, and avoid gulping. This helps prevent gas build-up and aids in swallowing. To prevent swallowing air, which produces excess gas, avoid drinking through a straw and don’t chew gum or tobacco. Also avoid caffeine, carbonated drinks, alcohol, citrus, and tomato products.
Is dark chocolate bad for GERD?
Ingesting cocoa can cause a surge of serotonin. This surge can cause your esophageal sphincter to relax and gastric contents to rise. Caffeine and theobromine in chocolate may also trigger acid reflux.