The physician will enter your abdomen through small incisions. The stomach will be moved down to view the esophagus. The esophagus will me measured, and then fitted with the LINX device. The magnets will then hold the esophagus in place to prevent stomach acid for entering the esophagus while allowing food to pass through to the stomach.
You will most likely experience a decrease in your GERD symptoms by the next day. You are allowed, in fact encouraged, to eat regular food immediately after the LINX – a unique advantage over other procedures
The risks are very low with this device. It is deemed to be generally safe. The LINX device is a long-term implant. Removal and replacement surgery may be indicated at any time. Management of adverse reactions may include explantation and/or replacement.
The LINX Reflux Management System is a small, flexible band of magnets enclosed in titanium beads. The magnetic attraction between the beads helps keep the weak lower esophogeal sphincter closed to prevent reflux. Swallowing forces temporarily break the magnetic bond to allow food and liquid to pass into the stomach
LINX may be for you!
85% of patients were free from dependence on daily reflux medication after treatment with LINX. Farewell to the pharmacy.
88% of LINX patients reported that bothersome heartburn had been eliminated after treatment with LINX. Make heartburn history.
99% of patients eliminated bothersome regurgitation after treatment with LINX. Now that’s a one-way route to a better life.