LINX procedure

Posted by Drroberts @drrobertsmsmft, Jul 18, 2017

Has anyone had the Linz procedure and what was your experience?

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It was actually my Doctor and a Cardiac Surgeon plus his nutritionist that suggested I tried the diet. Fiber can be hard to digest and cause a lot of stomach distress. Genetically we are not vegetable eaters! I've posted some good books to read one by Dr Gundry, "The Plant Paradox". A lot of fruits and some vegetables have Lectins which can cause great distress. I had my procedure done at Phoenix Mayo by Dr Harold she wrote a lot of the literature on Linx when it first came out.

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@saucy

Yes I believe it was the fruit as I stated I was still on Ranitidine twice a day after surgery until I cut out fruit. I have recently gone on the carnivore diet and eliminated all fruit and vegetables and it has really helped my stomach!! I cannot digest fiber without gas and bloating but at least the Linx keeps the acid out of my esophagus.

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@saucy, you might be interested in joining the discussions in this new group on Mayo Clinic Connect about low-carb healthy fats.
– LCHF Living & Intermittent Fasting https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/lchf-living-intermittent-fasting/

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@jafd

Does anyone know why with Barretts esphogus the linx procedure can not be done? I have Barretts, Gerds with esophagitis. The flap from the esphogus to stomach does close, so constant back up. Been on 40 mg of Omemprazole for 5 years. I thought the linx would solve that problem . Hate to think of the side effects of the PPI’S. but my doctor says not taking them would be more harmful.

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I have GERD because of a hiatal hernia and I, too, have been told not taking PPIs would be more harmful. I take one Lanzoprazole capsule at bedtime and have the head of my bed on risers. As a result, I have not needed any other OTC meds like TUMS etc. Since I have had the head of my bed raised I have had few to no reflux incidents. The bed risers can be found in any bed and linen supply store, or perhaps even on Amazon. I think I noticed them in the Dollar Tree too. They come in a set of four, but you just need to use two to place under the top two casters or legs of your bed.

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@colleenyoung

@saucy, you might be interested in joining the discussions in this new group on Mayo Clinic Connect about low-carb healthy fats.
– LCHF Living & Intermittent Fasting https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/lchf-living-intermittent-fasting/

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I also do intermittent fasting! I haven't had a carb since the 90's but finally was able to lower my A1C from 6.2 to 5.4, previously diabetic. The intermittent fasting helped greatly but as far as stomach issues go cutting out vegetables that were hard for me to digest was big! I know this freaks people out but I'm under a doctors care and lipids are amazing! I only eat grass fed meats willd fish and no hormones or antibiotics in anything including eggs. People assume that Keto and this diet are full of processed meats but they are to be avoided.

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@colleenyoung

@saucy, you might be interested in joining the discussions in this new group on Mayo Clinic Connect about low-carb healthy fats.
– LCHF Living & Intermittent Fasting https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/lchf-living-intermittent-fasting/

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I would like to know what the current status of the Linx device and procedure is. Apparently the device was recalled several years ago. Is it still under recall? If not, is it still being used to treat GERD as an option to fundoplication with which many patients seem to be unhappy? Does Mayo perform Linx now?

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