I’m grateful to many for what is being learned about LINX! As a redo patient I’m followed very carefully. I had a follow up barium swallow and manometry at USC on 4/19/16. My esophageal strength has improved a lot since my redo surgery–good strong peristalsis. While I’m moving in the right direction, swallowing isn’t as effective as we want it to be (based on my symptoms and measurements) and so Drs. Lipham, DeMeester, and I decided to go ahead with dilation to break up some of the scar tissues. I’m also taking low dose steroids for a week to help the new scar tissue come in less stiff.