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Hope you are all fine, my problem started last January (I mentioned everything about it in a previous post). after I struggled to get anything done with the NHS, I decided to go privately. I have seen 3 consultants, one in London, and two where I lived in Leicester. The one in London (British hernia centre) asked me to do a PH manometry test and based on the results he will decide what type of Nissen Fundoplication suregery I will need to help curing my GERD. one of the consultants I have seen in Leicester (where I live) said that there is nothing wrong with me!! and my hiatus hernia is small in size and shouldn't cause any problem! and I should carry on taking 30 mg lansoprazole twice a day (one in the morning and one in the evening) and thats it! my present consultant asked me to do a PH manometry test and I did and the results where positive (I had acid reflux in my oesophagus and therefore he suggested the LINX procedure. The procedure cost is expensive.
I feel so worried and confused about which procedure I should go for, shall I go with the traditional fundoplication or the new procedure (LINX)? part of my confusion is because I don't know if I will ever be ok again and feel normal again! I feel bloated after I eat or drink anything! is this GERD and hiatus hernia? I feel pain in the middle of my back some times this pain is so bad that I have to sit down and bend my head down, is this GERD and hiatus hernia? I feel pain in my chest (had a lot of test done to my heart and all negative) is this GERD and hiatus hernia? my hiatus hernia was found during an endoscopy and a CT Scan done at a local hospiatl few months ago. But the NHS report said it is a small hiatus hernia and my GP says it should not cause any problems! The CT Scan also found that I have a fatty liver (non alcoholic fatty liver). I have been on PPI (Lansoprazole) since 2014.
I hope someone here can give some advise. Thank you very much.
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