If you are looking for information on the LINX or TIF procedure, there are journals to look at in this forum. Here’s a thread
Linx Procedure 2017 My Experience
I don’t know about
swallowing tests. I didn’t have preoperative tests other than an endoscopy to verify that I had an hiatal hernia. You should check with my doctor for a second opinion before you have surgery. We do not have any unwanted side-effects and are done can lift heavy objects after two months. The doctor does a valvuloplasty and he is located in Celebration, Florida. I had such an easy time of it. I am on this site to try to give people another option. It has been a year for me and I haven’t felt this good in years. My only issue was postoperative inflammation, which went away when I went back on medicine.
Essentially the esophagus is put back in the stomach instead of the stomach poking through the hernia In doing so, a valve is created which
opens and closes when you eat. The hiatal hernia is closed with a Vicryl mesh which dissolves during the postoperative period. You fly home after 4 days in the hospital. There is an individual had the procedure, was going back to work part time after 2 weeks of recooperation,.
There are several of us who have had this surgery and here is my thread with research and other threads where people documented their perioperative period. We do not have unwanted side-effects or any for that matter. I wish you good luck because this is a tough problem.
Robotic-assisted gastroesophageal valvuloplasty with Vicryl closure of the hiatal hernia- no wrap
If you decide to see him, please document your visit in this forum (positive or negative). Doing so will help others.
Post Edited (Yellow1955) : 12/7/2017 5:00:01 PM (GMT-7)