Sorry to hear about
your failed LINX procedure. Hiatal hernias are a tough problem and very painful.
I had another procedure besides the Nissen wrap in Celebration, Florida. It is called a gastroesophageal valvuloplasty. During the operation, the esophagus is put back into the stomach and a valve is created, which
opens and closes when you eat. The hiatal hernia is closed with a Vicryl mesh. All sutures and the mesh dissolves postoperatively. Full recovery is at two months when you can lift heavy items, but recovery is pretty quick. Look at our post. There are several of us who have undergone the procedure. You fly home after 4 days in the hospital. I’m one year after the procedure and I feel great. I had a complicated procedure because my stomach was upsidedown in my chest and I had lots of preop systems. Postoperatively I had severe inflammation which was treated with medication. I am stil on the PPI since it takes 3-6 months to recover. Here are links for your consideraton. I did included some research in the second link.
7 Days Post Op - Hiatal Hernia/Gerd Surgery
Robotic-assisted gastroesophageal valvuloplasty with Vicryl closure of the hiatal hernia- no wrap
Several individuals have undergone the procedure and documented their perioperative period. We have no side effects after our procedures, including gas or anything else. I haven’t felt this good in years and I am so glad this is behind me.
Post Edited (Yellow1955) : 12/6/2017 8:18:55 PM (GMT-7)