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Sun, Feb 17 5:10pm · Linx procedure in Digestive Health

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.

Sun, Feb 17 1:58pm · Linx procedure in Digestive Health

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.

Thu, Feb 7 1:34pm · Getting Off of Omeprazole in Digestive Health

I’m so happy that you have been insistent on dealing with the cause and not just settling for taking meds forever. We must all insist that we get cures not just bandaids.

Thu, Feb 7 1:25pm · Linx After Fundoplication? in Digestive Health

I’m so pleased to hear they can undo a Nissan Fundiplication and use the LINX for you. I had the LINX procedure in September 2018 and had the same experience. Where did you have it done. I went to USC.

Thu, Jan 24 11:40am · Getting Off of Omeprazole in Digestive Health

Look into the LINX Augmentation procedure. There are videos on YouTube. I had the procedure in September 2018 and it was very successful. I had a 4 cm hiatal hernia and my esophageal sphincter stayed open. I haven’t had to take an antacid since the surgery (laparoscopic) and adjustment was more than tolerable. Now I eat anything I want with no difficulty,

Tue, Jan 15 7:19pm · Linx procedure in Digestive Health

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.

Sat, Jan 12 10:13am · Getting Off of Omeprazole in Digestive Health

I also got off of PPIs by taking Zantac and Tums combined. However, I did have a hiatal hernia repaired and a LINX Augmentation Procedure in September 2018 and now take nothing, no meds of any kind. No heartburn, no nausea, no pain. It was a godsend for me.

Thu, Jan 10 9:29am · Operation for GERD (23 years old) in Digestive Health

I had a hiatal hernia repair (4 cm) and the LINX Augmentation done in September 2018. I had acid reflux over 80 times a day.

Immediately after the surgery (laparoscopic) I no longer had heartburn, no pain, and no nausea. I had it done at USC in L. A. By Dr. Lipham. I would highly recommend it if you are a good candidate and everything you expressed seems like you may be.