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Laparoscopic, G.I. & colorectal surgery, Navi Mumbai, India

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Pre-operative preparation and post operative recovery for Anti reflux Surgery; Nissen Fundoplication

Pre-operative preparation for fundoplication

  • Drugs such as aspirin, blood thinners, anti-inflammatory medications and Vitamin E are to be stopped a week prior to surgery.
  • Quit smoking
  • After midnight the night before the operation, you should not eat or drink anything

Post-Operative care for Anti-Reflux Surgery

Activity: YOU should stay active but avoid straining yourself. Total healing time after surgery is up to 4-6 weeks. Daily walks and light aerobic exercises can be done and rather are good for you. Early return to activity helps in faster recovery.

Return to Work: Patients with office desk job can return to work within 7 days, patients with physically demanding work routine may return to work in 10-14 days. Strenuous exercises, and heavy weight lifting should be avoided for 4-6 weeks after surgery.

Pain: though outside incisions are tiny but internally it’s a complex surgery. You may experience some pain in the mid chest, back, shoulders, throat and abdomen for few days post operation. We usually prescribe pain medicines. 

Bowel Function: Your bowel function may be sluggish after surgery because of general anaesthetic, bowel manipulation during surgery and pain killers. Drink lots of fluid and mild stool softener or laxative for clear motion.
Some patients may feel bloating sensation after surgery as they swallow air out of habit because of GERD. Medicines can be given to help relive bloating.

Diet: Initial diet will be liquids and slowly changed to soft foods. Soft diet is continued for 3-6 weeks. .Eat small bites slowly and some fluid or water may be required to gulp it down. Avoid carbonated drinks for few weeks after surgery.

Wound Care: Thin ‘steri-strips’ bandage will be there on the skin of the incision site for first week. It is normal to have slight discoloration around incision site.


What patient says about Dr. Nitish Jhawar

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    I was diagnosed with gall stones a year ago in Delhi, I showed it to a doctor at M.... hospital, he .... asked me to get a surgery done and get my gall removed on any date of my choice, I was sacred and too young to get it done I got a vibe from doctor that for him it’s just a small things, however according to for a patient it’s important first be convinced on the urgency to get it done and feel safe . A year later I shifted to Mumbai and started having a frequent pain in shoulder blades and gall area. It went sharp this time. We went to Dr Nitish , as oppose to Delhi doc, Dr Nitish was very polite, first asked us to get the scan done and understand the current scenario, the scan showed one big 17 mm stone which was earlier also there but this time also there were multiple various sized stones as well along with the big one. Dr Nitish examined the scan, explained me and my husband about the condition and need of surgery or else the stone Would have slipped in the panacea or bile calling for a bigger operation. He explained diagramatically . He was patient in explaining, gave us time to think and be convinced. We were ready and then he performed it . It was flawless, quick and went well. He is a very experienced and fine surgeon , he is caring and doesn’t create panic at all rather he takes it slowly and makes patient comfortable. It was lapro, it’s been 2 months I m writing this . I faced no issues till now. Fortis staff was also very caring and good. I would mention fortis Vashi in specific. Good follow up diet makes it normal. I would strongly recommend Dr Nitish. He knows his job perfectly. He is not money minded at all. He would recommend surgery only if it’s required.

  • I had surgery of my left hydrocele on 27th May 2017 by Dr Nitish Jhawar. An excellent experience of service I got particularly from Dr Jhawar. He is not only a qualified experienced doctor but also a splendid human being. Thanks a lot.

  • It was a Laparoscopic operation for the removal of Gall Bladder (stones). I had developed on and off pain in abdomen before the operation, after the operation feeling good, totally pain free. Thanks and respect for handling my case very well.

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    I met doctor Nitish for piles problem and wanted to undergo LASER procedure only, my operation is successful and I thank doctor for being a good human being and great surgeon.

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    I was suffering from piles since long time. For bleeding heavily I met Dr Nitish Jhawar and after meeting him decided to go for Stapler surgery for piles. I found him a doctor who listens to our problem and explains properly.

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    I got diagnosed about a year back but was avoiding operation for Hernia repair, Dr Nitish Jhawar explained me why surgery should be done and I chose surgery by laparoscopy method. I am happy with the doctor and the hospital.

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    I visited for Gall Bladder removal by Laparoscopy after searching for best laparoscopic surgeon. After meeting dr my fear for surgery was vanished and my surgery went well and recovery was smooth.

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    Honest doctor, expert in his field....can trust his words

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    Very good he describe everything in very pleasant manner about the problem which was very helpful to me to understand my disease.

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    Very nice. Doctor is very patient and gives you correct advice.

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    He is very erudite and smart at getting to the bottleneck of the problem. And before realized he had pinched away d growth bothering me near my anal area.

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    Dr. Jhawar is few of the best doctors in town. Extremely pleasant and comfortable experience