LINX FAQs

How is LINX implanted?
LINX is implanted using a surgical technique called laparoscopy. This technique uses small incisions in the abdominal wall to access the area around the oesophagus where the device will be placed.

When can I start eating normally again?
Patients are encouraged to return to a regular diet as quickly as can be tolerated. This helps the body adapt to LINX.1,2*

When can I return to normal physical activities?
Patients are generally able to return to nonstrenuous activity within a couple of days.

Will I be able to belch or vomit with LINX?
LINX preserves normal physiological function so you can belch or vomit as needed.3,4† The titanium beads open and close to let food down, and if it needs to come up, it can.

How long will LINX last?
LINX has been designed to last long term. It is constructed from materials commonly used in other medical implants.5,6‡

Can I have an MRI?
There are two versions of the LINX device. You should discuss the MRI scanning options with your doctor prior to deciding on treatment with the LINX system. Additional MRI Information.

Can LINX be removed?
Yes. LINX can be removed through a minimally invasive procedure and preserves future treatment options for patients.4

I have a Hiatal Hernia. Can I have the operation?
It is possible to have the operation with LINX if you have a hiatal hernia less than 3cm and it is corrected during minimally invasive surgery. See the important safety information for additional information on risks and warnings.

How long is the operation?
LINX is implanted during a minimally invasive procedure, which is usually same-day and completed in less than one hour.7-9§

How do I know if I am a candidate?
We suggest consulting a specialist who with more testing may or may not recommend surgery with LINX.

Are there any risks?
Like all surgery there are associated risks, these may depend on multiple factors, we suggest conversations with a certified LINX surgeon and thus resolve these and more questions.
 

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