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 esophagus where the device will be placed.
When can I start eating normally again?
Patients are encouraged to return to a normal diet as quickly as can be tolerated. This helps the body adapt to LINX.
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?
Yes. LINX preserves normal physiological function so you can belch or vomit as needed. The titanium beads open and close to let food down, and if it needs to come up, it can.
How long will LINX last?
Designed for a lifetime. LINX is constructed of titanium, and the permanent magnets mean LINX will be working for you for the long haul.
Can I go through airport security?
LINX is designed for everyday life. The device will not affect airport security.
Will I be able to feel LINX after it has been implanted?
A small number of patients have reported sensations in the area of the LINX device. It is not known if this is the device or the result of surgery in the area. These sensations have gone away over time.
Can I have an MRI?
There are two versions of the LINX device. One is safe in MRI scanning machines up to 0.7T, the other is safe up to 1.5T. You should discuss the MRI scanning options with your doctor prior to deciding on treatment with the LINX system.