Chronic acid reflux can be a frustrating and even debilitating condition that can greatly affect your daily life. While there is a viable treatment option, there are many questions surround LINX coverage and out of pocket cost.
Check out the FAQs for this effective treatment, below.
What is the LINX Reflux Management System?
The LINX system is a medical device that is implanted laparoscopically that uses a titanium bracelet to restore the body’s natural barrier to reflux.
Is LINX Safe?
Yes, the LINX system has been FDA approved and is safe when implanted by a board certified surgeon with experience working with this device.
What is the LINX Coverage Like?
The LINX Reflux Management System isn’t a covered benefit for most insurances at this time but there are options for paying for the surgery.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
The most common side effects associated with this procedure include difficulty swallowing, pain after operation, and stomach bloating.
When Can You Eat After LINX Surgery?
Most patients are able to consume soft foods within 48 hours of their surgery.
Is The LINX Device Permanent?
Yes, it is intended to be a permanent device. However, there is no 10 year follow up data at the moment so this may change as it continues to be monitored over time.
If Insurance Does Not Cover LINX, How Much Will it Cost?
If your insurance does not pay for the LINX system there are still options to pay for the surgery. Please contact Maryland Bariatrics today for more information on your payment options for this treatment.
At Maryland Bariatrics we are proud to offer the top of the line treatments for patients suffering from chronic acid reflux.
If you are interested in your treatment options, please call us today to schedule your consultation with a member of our team: (301)965-0546.