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Stop Reflux At Its Source

LINX: Enjoy Relief From Acid Reflux & Heartburn

Freedom from Medication

Freedom from Heartburn

Freedom from Regurgitation

Less Bloating

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
Acid Reflux Treatment - Rochester, NY
Reflux (also called Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD) is caused by a weak muscle in your esophagus called the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES) that allows acid and bile to flow back from the stomach into the esophagus, causing damage to the lining of the esophagus, throat and lungs.
LINX - Rochester, NY
LINX is easy to understand and love because it is simple. LINX is a small, flexible ring of magnets that opens to allow food and liquid down, then closes to prevent stomach contents from moving up. Simple as that.
*LINX is prescribed by your physician. It is not for everyone. Please talk to your doctor to see if it is right for you. Your physician should discuss any potential benefits and limitations with you. Although many patients benefit from LINX, results may vary. Each patient experience is unique and does not provide any indication, guide, warranty or guarantee as to the response others will have to LINX. The response other individuals have to LINX could be different. For more information about the benefits and risks of LINX please visit www.linxforlife.com or www.toraxmedical.com. The LINX® Reflux Management System is indicated for those patients diagnosed with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) as defined by abnormal pH testing, and who continue to have chronic GERD symptoms despite maximum medical therapy for the treatment of reflux. Rx only.

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.

For more information about LINX and how we can help you live a more comfortable life, avoid the long wait and contact Dr. Gandhi’s Rochester, Greece, or Newark location today by filling out a form. We will get back to you soon!

Address

Rochester Regional Health

1415 Portland Ave
Medical Office Building
Suite 225
Rochester, NY 14621

Newark-Wayne Community Hospital

1200 Driving Park Ave
Newark, NY 14513

Phone

Fax

585-922-2117

Hours

Monday – Friday

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Alok D. Gandhi, DO, FACOS, FASMBS