LINX is the most recent procedure for treating GERD and has proved to be highly effective in relieving severe GERD symptoms completely. The LINX procedure consists of implanting a flexible titanium bracelet with a core of magnetic beads that encircles the malfunctioning lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The magnetic attraction between the beads helps keep the weak LES closed to reinforce the body’s natural barrier to reflux. Food goes down and doesn’t come back up. The patient’s reflux disappears immediately after surgery. Other procedures require a liquid diet for a few days following surgery, but with LINX, patients can have regular food the day after it’s implanted.
When it is determined that surgery is the best option, MemorialCare offers a range of surgical approaches, from traditional open surgery to minimally invasive surgery. We make your needs and patient safety the top priorities and together we make the right choice.
MemorialCare offers specialized diagnostics and services for digestive disorders at onsite Gastroenterology Labs and a dedicated Bowel Disorder and Motility Center.
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