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Anyone have surgery with a Nutcracker Esophagus?



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I’ve been waiting forever for surgery. Was supposed to go in May, then got put on hold because of COVID. Surgeon wanted a Motility study done by Gastrointerologist and I had that done end of June called their office and said it was completed but could never talk to scheduling. They were taking the easy cases during the summer I was complicated. By the way I live in Colorado and my surgeon is in Phoenix AZ! Our insurance is Banner Health and there are no “Tier 1” hospitals here! I did my seminar in September 2019! I get a call 2 weeks ago saying did you ever do you your Motility test? I was so mad because I called twice about it! They finally go the results. The head surgeon has to handle my case and I have a problem from surgery 2 years ago a surgery to repair a para-esophageal hernia where they did a Nissen. I do not have normal peristalsis- muscle movement to move my food and the sphincter at the bottom of esophagus doesn’t relax! So it’s called a Nutcracker Esophagus! She too my case before the GI conference Foregut to discuss it and they agreed that I’d be better off with the surgery and the issue should normalize. Has anyone had this condition prior to a Gastric Bypass surgery and how are you doing now?

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Never heard of that before. Who is your surgeon in Phoenix? What hospital will you be at. Asking because my daughter & I have both had a RNY but with dr in the Phoenix area.

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My surgeon is Dr Robin Blackstone at Banner University Hospital in Phoenix. Now I’m being told her schedule is full until next year! She’s the department head which is understandable. A few weeks ago I got a November 4th date for surgery before I knew I was even more complicated. She said they would do their best. I’m worried this may not happen with the political climate if it turns uglier in the bigger cities and we go on complete lockdown.

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I had to Google the hospital because I have never heard of that one and I’ve lived in Phoenix since 1967. Good Sam is a good hospital but I didn’t know they did gastric bypass there.
Good luck to you!

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I also have been diagnosed with Nutcracker throat, among slow emptying stomach and a hiatal hernia by my bariatric team at Stanford University Medical. I had initially asked about the Nissen, but my surgeon, Dr. Dan Azagury strongly advised against it. Thus, I'm set for a Roux-en Y, with my surgery date next month. I'm sorry you've had such a rough time of it! Sorry I'm not much of a help, but I am hugely sympathetic!

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