Linx operation

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My son had the Linx procedure 4 years ago. Unfortunately it was not available on the NHS and had to be done private. It was the best thing since sliced bread, as the saying goes, despite NHS consultants against the op as they knew nothing about it at the time. After the Linx operation, my sons NHS consultant kept in touch asking how everything was and he became quiet interested. 2 and a half years later this amazing operation became available on the NHS. I was ecstatic that there was something far better than the NF to all those suffering with acid reflux. If anyone wishes to ask any questions we will gladly answer any questions, we have dealt with alot of emails around the world.  

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    Hi Sue I've been on the waiting list for linx

    Procedure for the last 8 months now

    Reached the top of the waiting list

    But Exeter hospital has told my gp

    To apply for funding from the individual

    Funding panel Somerset nhs.

    This was rejected now looking into

    Appealing

    So frustrated!!

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    Hi, firstly thanks for sharing the positive benefit this has had on your son's life, and for playing a part in the procedure becoming available on the NHS.

    I have a hiatus hernia and I'm considering looking into having the LINX surgery.  However, I can't find any hospitals which do the LINX surgery locally.  Can I get the LINX surgery in a different area on the NHS, and if so how would I go about it?  Also, can you get the LINX surgery on the NHS at a private hospital?  I had my gastroscopy with a private company who were contracted by the NHS, and they were excellent, so based on my experiences I would feel more comfortable with a private company.

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