LINX Reflux Management System
The LINX Reflux Management System is a new, implantable device to treat reflux. It consists of a series of magnetic beads held together by a titanium wire. Using laparoscopic surgery, the LINX device is placed around the lower esophagus.
In long term studies (4 year follow up) 80% of patients normalized the acid exposure in the distal esophagus. 80% of patients had complete cessation of PPIs, 100% had improved quality of life measures for GERD. Patients are able to belch and vomit, so it is more physiologic than other procedures. A small number of patients have had minor issues with swallowing (dysphagia) which usually resolves with time.
LINX is titanium. The latest model has been approved for MRIs up to 1.5 Tesla.
We are currently one of a select number of sites to offer the LINX procedure, the only center in Colorado.
LINX Now Covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield!
The LINX Reflux Management System is now covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas for the treatment of GERD as an alternative to surgical fundoplication. Studies have found LINX to be a safe, effective and durable treatment option for GERD.
At SOFI, we welcome patients from all over the country. Recovery after LINX is quick with little discomfort, and many out-of-state patients enjoy the opportunity to recover in beautiful Colorado.
Call SOFI today at (303) 788-7700 or contact us online to learn more about insurance coverage through BCBS.
No Insurance Coverage? You Could Still Get LINX Now.
SOFI is now offering the LINX procedure in a direct-pay model. If you’re a candidate for LINX, you could have your surgery now – no insurance approval required.
If you were denied coverage for your GERD surgery, or prefer not to wait for your insurance to approve a procedure, the LINX direct-pay option might be right for you. We offer affordable payment plans through Prosper Healthcare Lending, making self-pay an option for everyone.
Want to learn more?
Call SOFI today at (303) 788-7700, or contact us online.