How Surgery cured me from my uncontrolled heartburn
I had a nissens fundoplication with Prof Senapati in June 2015. Previously to that I had suffered for as long as I can remember (back to my youngest years even) with reflux symptoms, issues with swallowing, vomiting, discomfort pain and generally never feeling ‘well’. I’d previously read a lot of horror stories on line with regards to the recovery from this operation but if you can relate to any of the above quality of life or symptom issues I cannot recommend it enough, it literally is the best thing I have ever done. The surgery and recovery were amazingly straightforward.
I was back in work after 2 weeks and back in the gym after 4 (no heavy weight allowed!), solid food was reintroduced after 4 weeks and the incisions healed with no issue after a matter of days.
Prof Senapati was fantastic and informative before the operation, the actual surgery itself went well – one night in hospital and then home on minimal pain relief, the initial recovery involves limiting what you eat in terms of solids but I slowly introduced these over the coming months and I’m now eating and drinking normally with NO symptoms whatsoever!
I’ve been pain, symptom and medication free for the past 12 months and cannot thank Prof Senapati enough. Its been life changing, thank you.
- Jennifer Styring