Georgia Reflux Surgery | Acid Reflux Surgery Patient Randy | Dr. John Bagnato | Macon | Albany
October 1, 2019
I’d be very sick, I’d have severe heartburn.
I would throw up in my mouth at night, just more discomfort then you can describe really.
I would be up at two o’clock in the morning mixing baking soda and water and drinking
it so I could go back to sleep. I suffered from GERDs for about 12 years; I had to take
Prilosec every day to control the symptoms and really resisted my diet so I had no ill
effects. Some days you felt good some days you didn’t
just depending on what you ate and whether or not you stayed on your medication. I always
thought the surgery was very dangerous and complicated, and after talking to some people
that had it done and they said it was not dangerous, it was not complicated, it’s
a very quick and easy outpatient. And I talked to several people that had it done and I decided
to go ahead and do it myself. It wasn’t bad at all; it was very easy I guess for surgery.
They made four little incisions, I walked… well I didn’t walk out of the hospital but
I walked into the house that afternoon. It was outpatient surgery, no problems at all
easy. I’d do it again in a minute, I really would. I have taken no medication since the
surgery. The results have been beyond what I expected.