Hi, I am new to the site. I have had GERD for about 10 years, I am currently 35. I am no longer able to maintain my reflux with PPIs, still having some reflux that burns the back of my throat. I describe it as "acid crawling up the back of my throat". After hearing about the Linx at the hospital I work at, I made an appointment to see a local surgeon affiliated with the Linx. After seeing the surgeon, he scheduled me for an EGD with Bravo, which I had done on the 2/22/13. I got the results today and was told that I have a hernia-2 cm, gastritis and esophagitis. My Demeester(sp?) score is 75, I was told normal is less than 14.
Due to my BMI being about 36, he told me I would not be a good candidate for the Linx (said BMI should be less thant 35), but the doc said I would be a good candidate for a lap Nissen fundoplication. However, he wants me to lose 20lbs first. He is setting me up for a esophageal manometry and then I will see him again in one month.
I have been reading some posts on this site and figured I would make a post for feedback from you all. I am curious to know about the manometry (and a little scared), and this whole process in general. Any feedback is appreciated.