How can burning sensations in the oesophagus be treated post bypass operation?
last week i did a bypass operation to avoid the reflux but since then i do not suffer the acids in the esophagus but still sense the old burning. is it a matter of time to feel the relief of the burnings or i will be stuck forever. thanks
Please give the procedure sometime.
It's too early to comment whether the surgery would work or not as it's only been 1 week since the procedure was performed.
PPIs like Esomeprazole/Lansoprazole should be continued for at least a month even after the surgery to relieve the symptoms of dyspepsia that you mentioned.
Adding a gastrokinetic agent like Itopride should also help. It would be better to give the procedure sometime (w.r.t the reflux symptoms and burning sensation).
Hope I have answered your query.
Dr Muhammad Sareer Khalil, General & Family Physician