I've definitely had that debate personally as well (age 35, GERD since 2011, sick of it!). The nissen is definitely a tried and tested surgery and has been around for decades. It also has the benefit of improving gastric emptying, so if any of your GERD is caused by delayed gastric emptying, this could be a benefit (have you had a gastric emptying study)? But you also lose a third of your stomach and have a long recovery time (6 months ish?). I'm already a pretty skinny person, so I don't know how I would get enough food!
Thus, the LINX recovery time (fast!) and other benefits are very seductive. The inability to get an MRI disturbs me a bit - What if I got in a car wreck with a head injury and no one was there to tell the doctor I have a magnetic implant before giving me an MRI to check for internal bleeding?
So I guess I'm equally undecided, as you are. There's also a third device (the Endostim), which also seems very interesting, although it's not yet FDA approved in the US.
Can you link to a study / reference indicating that low intensity MRIs are allowed with the LINX? I have heard this randomly, but haven't actually seen any data / proof from the company to back it up? I'd also love to see that FB page you reference to read other people's Linx experiences.
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