Linx & Vagus Nerve....

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   Posted 4/4/2013 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
When the Linx procedure is performed is it done under general anthesia? So this means they have a machine breathing for you?
Thorugh my research for the linx procedure I have discovered that "the protocol for Linx is that Linx should be positioned around the enterior vagus and below the posterior." Am I correct in understanding that they have to disect the posterior vagus nerve off the esophagus to place the Linx device onto the Esophagus? Is this safe? How strong is that nerve? Im concerned if they touch that nerve with those robotic arms  they may cut the nerve by accident.
Was this discussed with your surgeons? Did he/she mention how they would implant the device? Has anyone experienced any problems in regards to the vagus nerve.

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   Posted 4/4/2013 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi tracks83,
I see that JPT tried to address your question in the Linx Club thread.
However, should you wish a more authoritative response, I might suggest posting your question in Dr. Brian Louie's blog at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. It's a simple registration and he usually responds within a day.
Here is the link to copy and paste into your address bar...
Hope this helps you. Let us know what he says!
(Link corrected per speedygerd)

Post Edited (Gastricman) : 4/4/2013 11:35:50 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/4/2013 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm also very interested in the answer to this question.

For some reason the url generator is choking on that link - just copy and paste from below.

Post Edited (speedygerd) : 4/4/2013 11:08:57 AM (GMT-6)

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