What is the LINX® device?
The LINX® device is a miniature ring of interlinked titanium beads with a magnetic core that is placed around the gastroesophageal junction. The magnets within the device will then hold the esophagus in place to prevent stomach acid from entering the esophagus while allowing food to pass through to the stomach.
Do you have a hiatal hernia?
Does acid reflux affect you daily?
Do you suffer from acid reflux disease or esophagitis?
Are you suffering from complications of acid reflux?
LINX® procedure may be for you.
How is the LINX® Procedure performed?
The physician will enter your abdomen through small incisions. The stomach will be moved down to view the esophagus. The esophagus will be measured and then fitted with the LINX® device. The magnets will then hold the esophagus in place to prevent stomach acid from entering the esophagus while allowing food to pass through to the stomach.
How long will it take to Recover from the LINX® Procedure?
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.
What the Risks Associated with the LINX® Device?
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.