The Torax Linx is still in clinical trials in the United States. It has recently received the CE Mark in Europe, so should be commercially available there soon. I believe they are going to try for FDA approval in the United States near the end of this year. Many of us are watching Europe to see if the device will be successful there.
So far the Linx appears to work as well as the Nissen Fundoplication procedure, but is a much less complex surgery and involves less cutting of the internal tissues. The Linx appears to be more easily reversible than Fundoplication, so if the Linx fails there is still the option to do fundoplication. The biggest question with the Linx is what are the long term results. Since it is a foreign object in the body, it could cause the formation of a lot of scar tissue around it over time. Also sometimes it appears to fail by moving out of the correct position.
Everyone who has gotten it seems to say that they must eat more slowly and eat in smaller bites. Some people seem less able to burp after getting the Linx. But overall it looks like a very promising device. The clinical trials of the Linx required people to have a hiatal hernia less than 2 cm, and no prior reflux operations to be eligible. I don't know if the requirements have been relaxed in Europe now that it has the CE Mark.
Here are links to the discussion of the device on this forum:www.healingwell.com/community/?f=45&m=1574960&g=1574960#m1574960 www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=45&m=1646140