hi there and thanks for your replies.
Yes, I have been seeing a consultant gastroenterologist for some time, have a small hernia, chronic acid reflux, can't tolerate ppi's, have had a variety of tests including Bravo, barium, endoscopies etc. I've been informed by the hospital team that conventional surgery isn't right for me as it can lead to a lot of complications, and that given all the test results and that the hernia is a small one, I was informed I am a candidate for the newer, less evasive treatments.
I have been referred. While I'm waiting for these specialist appointments I thought it would also be good to find out a bit more about
the new treatments and about
others experiences too. All of which, alongside the specialist's individual specialities (linx/endostim/stretta) will help as I know each specialist might claim their one is the best. I need to keep an
open mind and weigh up what each of them say as I am a candidate for all 3 of them. That includes knowing what all the risks are and not just the benefits.