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LINX: Enjoy Relief From Acid Reflux & Heartburn
Freedom from Medication
Freedom from Heartburn
Freedom from Regurgitation
Overall Improved Quality of Life
Acid reflux, also called Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and heartburn, is a condition that occurs when a weakened esophageal muscle, called the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES), allows for bile and acid to travel upwards from the stomach into the esophagus, damaging the esophagus, lungs and throat. Acid reflux causes discomfort that can include a burning sensation in the throat, nausea, and other symptoms.
LINX is a device that helps control and prevent acid reflux. It is a small, flexible ring composed of magnets that is placed along the Lower Esophageal Sphincter. The LINX stretches as food passes through, then closes again to prevent bile and acid from rising from the stomach into the esophagus. Placing the LINX is a minimally invasive, short outpatient procedure that does not require any dieting. Unlike fundoplication, the traditional acid reflux surgery, LINX does not require making any adjustments to the stomach. Dr. Alok Gandhi in Rochester, Greece, and Newark, NY has helped many patients achieve relief from their acid reflux with LINX.
THE LINX® ADVANTAGE
- MINIMALLY INVASIVE
- SHORT OUTPATIENT PROCEDURE
- NO ALTERATION TO THE STOMACH
- RESUME NORMAL ACTIVITY IN DAYS
- NO SPECIAL DIET
Safety and Warnings
Contraindications: Do not implant the LINX System in patients with suspected or known allergies to titanium, stainless steel, nickel or ferrous materials. Warnings: The LINX device is considered MR Conditional in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system up to either 0.7 Tesla (0.7T) or 1.5-Tesla (1.5T), depending on the LINX model implanted. Laparoscopic placement of the LINX device is major surgery. General Precautions: The LINX device is a long-term implant for use in patients 21 years or older. Medical management of adverse reactions may include explantation and/or replacement. Potential Risks Associated with LINX System: dysphagia, stomach bloating, nausea, odynophagia, increased belching, decreased appetite, inability to belch or vomit, flatulence, early satiety, device erosion, device migration, infection, pain, and worsening of preoperative symptoms.