I had LINX at Mayo in Phoenix in 2014. Back then insurance did not cover it even though they said they would before the surgery so was 6600.00 out of pocket. I still had to take meds which was the main reason I had the surgery. I had a very difficult time after eating, bad chest pain. Finally had it enlarged in 2018 and is better but still have problems trying to burp, have to bend over to force it out. What really helped me was finding out I fructose malabsorption, once I cut out all fruit and some vegetables and sugars I finally got of all meds and probably wouldn't have needed the surgery to begin with. I was tested for it before surgery and was negative so not always accurate. Experiment with foods before surgery, I wish I had. Anyone out there that has had LINX have any long term issues?