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I had to have a radiologist do mine because of screen mesh from a botched hysterectomy, it can be done, don't give up!

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Janie, the radiology attempt was the RIG that Tillie said failed. When the stomach is displaced (sometimes due to muscle atrophy, sometimes for other reasons), the normal techniques don't work.

Still, I would expect more specialized GI interventional radiology expertise would be available outside any given VA, so a modified RIG (there are several variants) may still be possible elsewhere in Houston, where there are as many specialists as anywhere in the world.
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There'll be no news until Tuesday, so keep the positive thoughts rolling.
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Hopes and prayers for Max and Sandy and for the eyes and hands of a very skilled surgeon to get the job done well. And soon!
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Ditto that! ;^)
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Max,

Stomach's not in the right place Max? Sounds like something you got in the Navy, a carrier can do that to you. As a Coastline I rode a much smaller boat and remember well my stomach being in my throat cruising through a few hurricanes and some North Atlantic storms. Big reason I went into aviation, never got sick flying helicopters.

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I just read thru this whole thread and imagining how exhausted Max and Sandy must be! We're pulling hard for both of you. I agree with Laurie, there has to be a very experienced gastro guy in Houston area. Ours was recommended by his ALS Specialist who was outside the VA.

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Thank for the info Igelb, I don't know what a rig is, there has to be a way. Mine goes up and over the mesh.

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