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Has anyone had the Linz procedure and what was your experience?
I had the LINX procedure in September 2018 and have had no real problems, just expected recovery issues. I do not have a problem with gas. I am able to burp or vomit without a problem, if need be. I did have a chest ache/backache occur a few times but have not had it now for several weeks. I was told it was probably a spasm. Sometime white bread will become lodged. This is now rare and only requires that I give it a minute and it passes. Overall I have been very pleased. Have not needed antacids since the surgery.
I also had a hernia repair.
So far, I don't have any doctors that are willing to do a Linx after Nissen.
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Are you speaking with a LINX surgeon?
I just had surgery on Jan 22nd 2019 to re-repair a large hiatal hernia and my surgeon who does the LINX procedure undid a Nissan wrap from 24yrs ago that had slipped. She then applied the LINX band. I've been heartburn free for the 1st time on 30yrs. It's awesome.
My surgeon Dr Helen Sohn who works out of Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa CA. which is San Diego east county. She is also part of a nation wide net work of Drs specializing in the LINX procedure.
I'm told I'm not a candidate for Linx after my Nissen. Not because it can't be done but because of the strength of my esophagus muscles. My esophagus doesn't have the strength to open the Lynx when I swallow. I go see my surgeon on 2/28 to see what options I have.
i had linx dec 10 2018…..i had a chronic cough from the acid….i still cough some but am told that will decrease….i do have alot of gas but am told that should subside…..i am 9 weeks post op…..anyone else dealing with alot of gas
Happy to hear that people who have had Nissan done may be able to have the LINX. I’m so happy I had it done.
So you had a motility study done? This is where they pass a special catheter through the nose into the esophagus. The RN then has the patient take sips of saline and swallow. Mine showed my esophagus was actually spasming trying to push whatever is swallowed thru the herniation.
As you sent me a private message about meeting others who have had the Linx procedure, I thought I would post your question here in this discussion group where many have discussed Linx. I would like you to meet @sylvias and @drrobertsmsmft. I hope they (and others) will share with you.
Here is some information from Mayo Clinic's website, https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-provides-new-treatment-for-acid-reflux-disease/
@marlaxyz, are you considering this procedure for yourself? What other meds or procedures have you tried?
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