Welcome to Healing Well! I'm afraid I don't have any information regarding the LINX, but there has been a great deal of interest in the procedure here on the forum. You can search it in the little Google box at the top right of the page, just under the "Join Healing Well" tab.
I had the Nissen fundoplication surgery in February 2009, and have had excellent results. My problem was reflux-related uncontrollable asthma. The surgery controlled my reflux and allowed my lungs to heal. I was fearful of the surgery, and waited a long time before making the decision to have it. During that time, my health and quality of life was greatly diminished. I wish I'd have had it done much sooner, but then hindsight is 20-20, as they say!
Have you made the lifestyle changes that are required to help counteract GERD? For example, be sure to refrain from eating 3-4 hours before bedtime. Consider elevating the head of your bed 7-8", to allow gravity to help keep acid in your stomach when you sleep. Also, if you can keep a journal, you may be able to determine your GERD triggers.
Glad you've joined the forum! Hopefully others will be along soon to weigh-in on your question.
I hope you find relief soon!
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
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