The surgery was a success. I haven’t had heartburn or acid reflux since. Early on I had to take my time eating or food could get stuck a bit down near the opening to the stomach but no longer gives me much trouble unless I eat soft white bread, hot dog buns, or eat too fast. Long periods go without any problem at all. I will be having a repeat esophagram and BRAVO monitor at the year anniversary to assess success further, I went to USC to have the best doctor I could find, Dr. Lipham. I wanted someone who had done many, many LINX procedures. I didn’t want to have it done in LV.