linx operation

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Meds don't work for me any longer

I have a 2cm sliding hiatus hernia. Has anyone had this operation.  Are there any barriers to having this operation.  I live in North of England near a hospital with Surgeon who does this on NHS

 I'm desperate  

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    Hi there,

    I'm desperate too, and also waiting for the same operation.

    Are you taking high doses of PPIs and histamine antagonists? I am, and my GP is threatening to take me off them, even though they were presribed by a gastro-enterologist.

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    What are your symptoms? What meds have you taken? I have never had the operation but have been on meds for years and have a hh and have recently had an increase in my symptoms...can't eat anything without heartburn/nausea/sour stomach.  Currently waiting for a follow up endoscopy.

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      Ugh - I hate endoscopies. I had the last one under GA. It took ages to arrange but I couldn't go through the endoscopy (the sixth one) yet again, whilst awake. i don't know how people manage it.

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    Hello Theresa -

    Had the double outpatient surgery 6 weeks ago to repair a 5+cm hiatal hernia and installed the LINX implant. I can say without hesitation that my surgery was very easy (five incisions less than 2cm each), virtually painless, almost no issues and no complications. I was up and about the next day.

    I can't say enough good about this procedure and LINX device. After 30 years of reflux (and now Barrett's esophagus) I'm almost normal!

    "What isn't normal?" you may ask: I still need to take smaller bites of foods, breads and heavy meats sometimes get "stuck" for a few seconds, I need to chew my food more - in other words, do all the things mom told me to do as a child. I think even that will improve in another month.

    How great NOT to worry about: bending over (as in putting on shoes, picking something from the floor, reaching down to pull up my pants, etc.), laying down to sleep without a body wedge pillow, telling friends I can't enjoy a late dinner, frequent sore throat, losing my voice, issues swallowing - you know the drill.

    I've followed the development of the LINX device for tens years but it wasn't available in the USA until a few years ago. The track record world wide is quite good (especially Europe). For me the surgeries gave me part of my life back.

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    Hi Theresa, just to say I've had laporoscopic (keyhole) nissen fundoplication LNF on nhs in ldn to cure reflux and a giant rolling HH on 6sep17. Op seems to have gone ok.  I was never offered lynx on nhs.  If offered both LNF 360 and Lynx I think I would have elected for Lynx.  Its a lot less invasive.  Im 60 and quite fit and was back on my feet in no time but the annoying thing with LNF is the recovery period.  LNF, at least mine,, involved significant permanent polyester stitching as far as I know covering: the hole in the diaphragm, the 360 wrap and poss (not sure) some others to ensure stomach stays put.  I asked my surgeon about the gym and said how long before I can do a burpee (squat thrust), he reckoned 6mths.  Forget the gym, that also means I'll have to slow down on other heavier activities (I'm a London Black Cab Driver - wheelchairs jobs have got to be a no no for a good time). Lynx involves much less physiological changes compared to LNF.  But anyway so far so good, it is what it is and I'm hopeful my LNF turns out ok. Best of luck. G

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