Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a chronic, often progressive disease with symptoms of heartburn and regurgitation.
It is caused by a weak lower esophageal sphincter that allows acid and bile to travel from the stomach into the esophagus. If you or a loved one is suffering from GERD, you know how painful reflux is and how it damages your quality of life.
If over-the-counter or prescription medications haven't been successful in completely treating your GERD, you now have an alternative-the LINX Reflux Management System.
How does LINX work?
The LINX Reflux Management System is designed to strengthen the weak sphincter and restore the body's natural barrier to the acid. It is a tiny ring of magnetic titanium beads that wraps around the point at which your stomach and esophagus connects. The magnetic ring opens when you swallow, allowing food and liquids to pass normally into your stomach, but it quickly closes again and is strong enough to keep acid and bile from coming back up into your esophagus where they can potentially cause damage.
More about LINX
The process of inserting the LINX system is minimally invasive and completely reversible because it does not require any anatomic changes to your esophagus or stomach. The small magnetic ring will be placed around your esophagus, just above your stomach, using a common surgical technique called laparoscopy. You'll be placed under general anesthesia during the procedure, but because it only uses very small incisions, it usually lasts under an hour-with most patients being able to go home the day after the surgery and immediately resume eating a normal diet.
Life Changing Benefits
The LINX system has proven results for patients:
- 92% of patients are off daily medications for their reflux
- 98% of patients require no change to their daily diet from heartburn
- 98% of patients had no bothersome heartburn affecting their sleep
- 94% are satisfied with their condition after LINX
Skilled surgeons. Amazing technology. Outstanding results.