I had the surgery in Feb 2007 (after suffering for 34 years). It has just been in recent years they got the surgey more prefected = but the hernia can comt e back - mine is ever so slightly - but the 3 1/2 years of relief have been wonderful.
I learned after the surgery that a hiatis hernia can cause numerous other health problems. I was often talked to about "excessive use of sick time" and since the sueger I don't often get sick. I still can have problems with GERD. As I told one of my docs I can not understand how tightening the esophogus after the surgery would change the fact that there was excess acid production. The GERD is not as bad - and I guess it goes away for some. I guess it depends on the underlying cause - I have to be on "proton pump inhibitors" to reduce acid production. I hear some people don't need anything after surgery.
I would recommend it - even if it has to be repeated - you cannot believe how crummy you felt before surgery. Whatever your choice I wish you luck. I am so happy that I had it done!
"Dream if you must - act on that dream and it will come true."
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