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    Wait Time for Fundoplication surgery in Public System

    Does anyone have an idea for the wait time in the public system for Nissen fundoplication surgery for gastroesophageal refluz disease (acid reflux disease)? I am deciding to either wait for it here or do it back in my home country sooner. Thanks!


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    Are you in the system - as in have you gotten an appointment to see a specialist?


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    Depend on your condition, it may take awhile or years. but first, make sure you make appointment to see the doctor in the public hospital so your name could be entered in the system/queue.
    time flies, before your knew it, your appointment is up. good luck.


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    Quote Originally Posted by captainprotein:
    Does anyone have an idea for the wait time in the public system for Nissen fundoplication surgery for gastroesophageal refluz disease (acid reflux disease)? I am deciding to either wait for it here or do it back in my home country sooner. Thanks!
    Do you have a referral and have you made an appointment with a specialist? An appointment alone could be 3~6months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornmeal:
    Do you have a referral and have you made an appointment with a specialist? An appointment alone could be 3~6months.
    3-6 months is for urgent tiers in many specialities. No clue what speciality gastro falls under. The wait times are generally listed here (see the last PDF link on the page linked to here..)

    https://www.ha.org.hk/visitor/ha_vis...tent_ID=214197

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    If ya havent even been seen by the specialist in the public hospital then dont bother, go get it done at your own home

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster007:
    If ya havent even been seen by the specialist in the public hospital then dont bother, go get it done at your own home
    Assuming that his/her home country is less "booked up" than HK's!

    Don't forget to include transportation *&* medical fees in the equation.





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    Hi all,

    Thanks for the responses. I haven't seen a specialist in HK yet. I already received the diagnoses in the US last year and I was waiting to see if the measures (meds/diet change etc) would fix the problem and it hasn't. So my doc in the US recommended to do the surgery. I'm planning on going to visit family this summer, regardless of the quarantine coming back. I can schedule the surgery for anytime when I'm there.

    Sounds like it would be a while before I could get the surgery done here. I guess it couldn't hurt to try and see a specialist here, but I'm not wiling to wait past this summer for the surgery.

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    The waiting list for anything that's not going to kill you is running into years now. It's almost certainly better to get it done privately


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    since you've never been seen by a public hospital specialist, they will not go straight into surgery recommendation, you will have to start from scratch and that is they will prescribe meds to you 1st.

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