LINX System

Linx for Reflux Disease





Details:

  • The LINX device is a small, flexible ring of magnetic beads that is placed around the esophagus at the lower esophageal sphincter to mimic the natural barrier to reflux and eliminate GERD.
  • Magnetic attraction of the device is designed to close the LES immediately after swallowing
  • The LINX System is designed to expand to allow for normal swallowing
  • Outpatient, minimally invasive procedure – typically takes 40 minutes to complete

Expected Outcomes/Benefits:

  • Unlike the traditional fundoplication, a surgical technique that strengthens the barrier to acid reflux when the sphincter does not function normally, LINX does not alter the gastric anatomy.
  • Patients are encouraged to resume a normal diet immediately following the surgery and most can return to work and resume their activities within a few days.
  • May help to prevent serious associated conditions such as adult-onset asthma, chronic cough and esophageal inflammation and scar formation

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