I think the reason is because with the wrap or after a wrap is taken down there is scar tissue. That scar tissue probably would not allow the linx device to work properly.
Unless you were to have a severe injury tearing the LES or surgery to remove it everyone's LES should be intact should be intact, it ,ay not stay shut though.
Since it is relatively new, I suspect they only want to implant this on people who are perfect candidates for it to reduce failures.
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Nissen 6/06 and 5/09