When someone suffering badly from acid reflux and GERD and PPI’s doesn’t work then LINX operation can be an option.
LINX system provides immediate relief to many people and this is for the long term. The operation aims to reproduce the valve at the bottom of your oesophagus.
How long does a LINX surgery take?
The operation takes less than an hour.
Around 45,000 operations have been made worldwide and the results are very positive. Most of those patients who has this operation seen immediate relief from their symptoms.
People will benefit from the LINX surgery for up to 5 years.
No more PPI’s.
The ability to belch and vomiting.
Post operation gas-bloating problem is very rare.
Possible side effects
– Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) and is generally going away on its own around 90 days.
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it's not for me, i ll stick with PPI's for now
I’d rather not get dumping syndrome or whatever other risks there are. I’m fine with the PPI risks.
I consider surgery to be an absolute last resort
I consider surgery to be an absolute last resort. I’ve seen so many Nissen fundoplications either partially or totally fail, or have serious side effects. Many recipients of that surgery still have to take PPIs! The Linx procedure is too new in my opinion to know the long term effects. I did a consultation at the Cleveland clinic for a Nissen and the Dr there said that particular surgery is very dependent on the skill of the surgeon. As long as PPIs keep working for me, I plan to avoid surgery.
i'm very nervous about the LINX surgery
I’m supposed to have a consultation with a surgeon tomorrow morning for the linx surgery. (I’m very on the fence) And of course, there’s a snowstorm here (south of Rochester, NY) it better get cleaned up by morning!!! Anyone have this or had a consultation for it? I’m SO tired of suffering!!!!
Has anyone tried the LINX Surgery?
Has anyone tried LINX surgery? It seems to have a very effective and high rate of permanent healing from GERD.
TIF procedure is better than the Linx. Look into it.