Doctor's office got back to me on Endoflip.
This is the picture /docs.google.com/file/d/0Bx00OacqzWQKZ0ZaWllyeW5SSGs/edit?usp=sharing
From what I understood based on www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-L2wCH3P4o
Think of the picture as the "shape" of the esophagus around the LES region (a 2d projection of a radially symmetric structure for those technically inclined). The color coded values represent the diameter of the esophagus in mm. Balloon pressure at the bottom indicates the amount of pressure being produced from the stomach (I think). I don't know the significance of volume being 30 ml and if it is independent of the pressure reading.
BEFORE surgery, at 14:48, a pressure of 14.2 mmHg was sufficient to produce a distension of 11 mm at the narrowest part of the LES, which is considered "wide
open" (I think) and correlates well with my endoscopy showing a big
opening at the LES.
AFTER surgery, at 15:12, a pressure of 22 mmHg produced only a distension of 7 mm at the narrowest part of the LES, which Dr. Lipham told me is where you want it to be.
So, this picture is what Linx achieves.
Endoflip seems a very nice tool for use in surgeries, especially Nissen to measure how tight the wrap is intraoperatively.
Post Edited (gerd_hater) : 2/6/2013 7:03:26 PM (GMT-7)