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alovell32

800d

have any of yall had the surgery for MALS? my GI wants me to see a vascular surgeon, but what ive read about the surgery doesn’t really answer my question of if it helps at all.

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    • em0606

      791d

      i had surgery in march, and my MALS pain is gone! i had really bad nausea/vomiting for the first month after surgery, but that settled down. i still have GP and other issues, but i’ve had amazing relief from surgery. i would recommend seeing a vascular surgeon and seeing what their thoughts are, and what they can specifically offer you

    • em0606

      791d

      i had surgery in march, and my MALS pain is gone! i had really bad nausea/vomiting for the first month after surgery, but that settled down. i still have GP and other issues, but i’ve had amazing relief from surgery. i would recommend seeing a vascular surgeon and seeing what their thoughts are, and what they can specifically offer you

    • Hana

      800d

      I was referred to a vascular surgeon who confirmed MALS with an ultrasound. My celiac artery was 70% compressed so they wanted to do surgery. He said laparoscopic wouldn’t work in my case. I did some research to find that some people with the same diagnosis eliminated gluten and found relief from pain. I decided to try that along with acupuncture and I haven’t had pain in months! Definitely worth a try before the invasive surgery. Best of luck ❤️

    • Donkeyfarts

      800d

      I haven’t had the surgery, but I have had a celiac plexus block and am a candidate for surgery. I won’t be doing it (or at least not any time soon) because my gastorparesis is not from my MALS it’s from dysautonomia, so even if I get decompression surgery I will still need my feeding tube. In my case it’s not worth it, but I have heard of many people having great outcomes after surgery. But please make sure to do your research, a laparoscopic surgery is only successful about 40-50% of the time, if you want a total success you need to find a surgeon who will do an open surgery and has a good success rate. Dr Hsu in Connecticut has about a 92% success rate, he was the surgeon I was going to be with (I flew out for the plexus block and was going to fly out for surgery).

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

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