Dear Dr Stoll,
I have read your e-mail correspondence concerning GERD treatment with ginger juice with great interest.
I am a 40 year old male with a recently diagnosed re-occurence of a hiatus hernia.
12 years ago I had a Fundoplycation to correct the original - what a transformation that was.
It was a complex and painful procedure but I have been symptom free for 12 years until now. I am sorely tempted to go for another operation, though my (english) consultant is a conservative man and recomends Losec (20mg) twice a day.
These are hugely expensive for the health service over the years, and seem to be less and less effective.
My reasoning is that another operation should give me many years trouble free, despite the temporary discomfort of surgery.
Are there any clinical reasons not to operate twice, especially since I am still young and fit?
Re: Hiatur hernia
Posted by Walt Stoll on February 08, 1999 at 10:32:50:
In Reply to: Hiatur hernia posted by Bob on February 07, 1999 at 10:33:02:
If you had the surgery again, even if it was effective, the results would last less than half as long as the first. Even the GRJ is not a cure unless you deal with the mechanisms behing this "message".
GERD is a message your bodymind is sending you and the surgery just cuts the wires to the message center.
Until you deal with WHY you have it, your bodymind is just going to have to find more, and more, serious ways to send you the message.
If this is not making sense to you, you need to read a lot more in the archives and the home page of this 'site.
Perhaps an easier way for you to get the information you need woudl be to read a copy of my book (link on this page).
THEN, if you still have questions, write again.