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   Posted 8/9/2013 6:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been doing some searching on the LINX procedure; long story short I am highly desperate for relief from my symptoms, but I've become rather confused from the many posts here! Can anyone help me with these questions please?

- How much does a consultation/the procedure cost?
- Does LINX improve or completely cure symptoms? Really hope it's the latter!
- LINX is a metal part; will that have implications on me for future surgery not related to reflux if it comes to that?
- How is the LINX procedure reversed?
- Is there proof LINX works well on LPR? Do they test you using Restech prior to the surgery?

Thank you, sorry there are so many questions, just trying to make sure I know what I'd be in for..!

Holly G
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   Posted 8/9/2013 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't have all your answers, but you can google Linx and easily find their website.

I have heard from ppl on various message boards that some have much improvement and some had issues. I believe it is easily reversible because they can remove the bracelet. There are a few insurance companies who are starting to cover it and there is a list of participating doctors, (which is growing) on the site as well.

I have LPR so I'm curious about it too.
~Diagnosed with LPR 2-25-13

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   Posted 8/9/2013 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   

Ask JPT - he's been through it and has LPR

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   Posted 8/9/2013 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Very good questions. According to The Reflux Center -site it does help for LPR:

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) – We are occasionally asked whether LINX™ is an effective treatment for LPR in the same way it is for conventional reflux disease/symptoms. The answer is yes and we have a number of successful LPR patients who are now symptom free and off medication.

I suffer from LPR myself, and hence very interested in all information about LPR and Linx.

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   Posted 8/10/2013 5:59 AM (GMT -6)   
GC1pink said...

Ask JPT - he's been through it and has LPR

Sorry, the link didn't work and I'm having trouble finding them in the member list ^^;

Pat Tall
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   Posted 8/10/2013 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Here is the BEST info re Linx. Thanks to Justpassingthrough

JPT had both LPR and the Linx implant. His journey is well documented in the Linx Club. If you have any trouble pasting this link then go to the search engine at the top of this page and type in

Linx Club 7

Hope this helps. Wish u the best in your search. This is a great site

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   Posted 8/10/2013 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I just had a look at some posts there; so does this mean that I can never, 100% cure my LPR? Gods, I just want my life back... ;(

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   Posted 8/10/2013 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
You should like this link however keep in mind that the LINX surgery is still new so some of your questions do not have answers yet.
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