Time to revisit success of Linx versus Nissen?

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Gastricman
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Date Joined Jan 2013
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   Posted 8/17/2013 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi folks,
 
Well, it's been awhile and I have been "joyfully" plugging along on my once daily dose of Dexilant @ 60Mg.
I recently had an EGD (upper endoscopy) and my MD went over the findings comapred to a year ago.
 
No h.pylori.
No fundic gland polyps in the stomach.
Mild esophagitis at the LES (GE) jjunction.
Normal Z-Line observed.
No hiatal hernia.
No dysplasia, namely BE.
 
OK, that's great (for me.) But my symptoms are annoying and really curtail my lifestyle.
 
I'm still a prime candidate for surgery, that hasn't changed. Yet, when I continue my research on the Linx, compared to a 360 degree Nissen (loose wrap), I am stunned to find a lack of new data as to it's efficacy and MD's performing it in NYC and surrounding areas.
 
Am I missing something here?
 
Like every other PPI I have taken, my luck will eventually run out.
 
Best,
 
GM :)
 
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