Gastric Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid or bile flows back into the food pipe and irritates the lining due to the weak (LES) muscles. Common symptoms from GERD include heartburn, belching, nausea, or regurgitation. Also common is discomfort in the upper abdomen. Medication is usually prescribed but may not be a long-term solution. This is where LINX may be able to help.
The LINX device is a small flexible band of interlinked titanium beads with a magnetic core and looks like a bracelet and is the size of a quarter. This device is wrapped around the lower esophageal sphincter also known as (LES) which is located at the base of the esophagus. The beads are used to prevent gastric acids or bile from pushing back up from the stomach causing the person to have gastric reflux.
The LINX device works through magnetic beads opening to allow for easy swallowing of food and liquids, these pass through the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and into the stomach and the beads close afterward to prevent it from coming back up. The Linx beads keep the acid down in the same manner as a normally functioning (LES) would.
This procedure can help you return to a normal lifestyle unaffected by GERD.
85% of patients were free from dependence on daily reflux medication after treatment with LINX. Farewell to the pharmacy.
88% of LINX patients reported that bothersome heartburn had been eliminated after treatment with LINX. Make heartburn history.
There’s no going back to the discomfort. Patients reported significant improvement in gassiness and bloating after treatment with LINX
99% of patients eliminated bothersome regurgitation after treatment with LINX. Now that’s a one-way route to a better life.
Dr. Hanosh Recent Interview on local channel KREX5 about Linx.