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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When can I start eating normally again?
Patients are encouraged to return to a normal diet as quickly as tolerated. This helps the body adapt to the LINX® Reflux Management System.

Q. When can I return to normal physical activities?
Generally, patients are able to return to non-strenuous activity within a couple of days, however, as with any surgical procedure, you should consult your physician regarding post-operative care.

Q. Can I go through airport security?
The LINX Reflux Management System should not affect airport security, however, all patients will be provided with an implant card to have available in the event an issue arises.

Q. Can I have an MRI test after receiving the LINX Reflux Management System?
There are two versions of the LINX® device. One is safe in MRI scanning machines up to 0.7T, the other is safe to 1.5T. You should discuss the MRI scanning options with your doctor prior to deciding on treatment with the LINX® system. Please visit for additional information.

Q. Will the magnets wear out?
The LINX Reflux Management System uses permanent magnets that are designed never to wear out.

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Michael Baptista, MD

Michael Baptista, MD has extensive training in general surgery and minimally invasive surgery. His expertise in stomach surgery involves a great understanding of what causes reflux and the appropriate and tailored treatment for patients, either medical or surgical. The goal is to improve or eliminate the need of medications that can only provide palliative treatment by reducing the acidity of the reflux.