I have been to see a particular ENT twice now. Both times, when I asked about getting LINX surgery (titanium magnets that help to keep the LES closed), he has made very swift and strong (absolute) statements about LINX.
The first time, he said the magnets could get into the esophagus and kill me.
I asked about it again on my next visit, hoping perhaps since LINX is relatively new, he may have changed his thoughts on it. His response was similar, something like "The problem with LINX is, it erodes into your esophagus and you die". "Not worth the risk".
Funny, his response both times was so strong and absolute, that it didn't leave much of any room for argument. I had actually planned to ask about why some of his colleagues are listed on the LINX site as authorized installers, but again, his response was anything but inviting in terms of further discussion. After all, who can argue with death?
I am curious if anyone else's doctor has had such a strong reaction if you've asked them about LINX.
I am very surprised at my doctor's reaction, he is one of the top LPR experts in the country. Maybe he knows something other doctors don't. I do wish he was more open to it though, I'm wondering if his being such an expert can make him more stubborn than another doc, or it might just be his way.
He is definitely trying to help me, and he isn't suggesting fundo for me either (i.e., I do not believe him to be motivated by profit from doing a fundo on me), I just can't understand his reaction to LINX.