Linx procedure for severe GERD, Is it beneficial?
Hi everyone! I hope everyone is feeling well. I've posted once before regarding Botox injections to the Pyloric Sphincter. Today I would like to hear from those that have either heard about or have had the Linx procedure for severe GERD. I'm going to raise the topic at my next appointment with my GI specialist. When I went in to get the Botox injections about a month and a half ago my GI specialist stated that my GERD was severe and that she could visually see the acid/reflux free flowing back up into my esophagus, like it was something she stated she hasn't seen very often. Since being diagnosed with GP and Vagus Nerve Dysfunction my GERD has become a nightmare! Currently I take Zantac syrup twice daily and Prevacid ODT twice daily and these medications just aren't helping anymore. I have to sleep upright in a recliner to sleep and am unable to lay next to my husband in bed because if I do he is waking me up because I'm literally choking on the reflux. I avoid the foods and drinks I'm suppose to and I quit smoking. Does anyone know if the Linx procedure is minimally invasive or a noninvasive procedure? I thought maybe it could be done by endoscopy. Any ideas, information or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your responses!
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@montgomery41 I know someone who has had it. He had a little difficulty swallowing after it for a few days and now all is well with him. This video may explain it a bit https://youtu.be/1rFDc_qFTsQ.
I have a consultation appointment at USC in a couple weeks because Mayo won’t see me because I have government insurance (Medicare). I will be able to tell you more after that appointment.
Ok, thank you!
What Mayo clinic are you talking about? I see three Drs. at Mayo clinic Rochester, and have completed two clinical trials there…. and I have Medicare and a Supplement. The Clinic will not accept Medicare, but they have to send in the paperwork, then Medicare and your supplement, or advantage will send you the check… and you pay Mayo. At least that is how it worked for me, I also had an operation at Mayo St Mary's in Rochester. My sister is on Medicare and she had ovarian cancer surgery and chemo and other treatments at Rochester.
I was told this by
Mayo in Phoenix.
After that conversation on the phone, I received a letter saying they didn’t have enough doctors and had to prioritize which patients they deemed appropriate for their services.