Greetings, I know there is a different decent sized linx membership here, I've got a question for those that have blazed the trail and got a device implanted before me.
I had the linx surgery Sept 17 last year, roughly 7 months ago.
My insurance plan sucks so going to the doctor is very costly, I wanted to know who I should call first.
I've got a regular primary care physician and a local gi doctor who ultimately referred me to a Mayo clinic gi doctor before I got the linx device.
I'm mildly concerned because over the last month or so I've been more "aware" of the area around the device, similar to how "aware" I felt of that area immediately after the surgery. I've also occasionally had some mild pain occasionally after bouts of coughing or sneezing recently. I've had allergy problems causing some sinus leakage and I just have this sensation of something in the back my throat that won't go away.
Three questions for today of you with the linx.
1) did anyone else go through a phase similar to this several months post -op?
2) which doctor should I go to with my concerns? My pcp and local gi know next to nothing about the linx, but mayo doctors are much harder to see and more expensive. Also, should if I call mayo, should I try to see the surgeon or the gi doctor?
3) is it worth contacting torax at all to see if they have any advice, does anyone know if they have any programs to coordinate or assist with follow-up care since the device is still relatively new?
Thanks everyone, I appreciate any advice that can be given.