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LINX Procedure

What is the LINX device?

The LINX device is miniature ring of interlinked titanium beads with a magnetic core that is placed around the gastroesophageal junction. The magnets within the device will then hold the esophagus in place to prevent stomach acid for entering the esophagus while allowing food to pass through to the stomach.

Who is a candidate for the LINX procedure?

Do you suffer from acid reflux disease or esophagitis?

Does acid reflux affect you daily?

Do you have hiatal hernia?

Are your suffering from complications of acid reflux?

LINX may be for you!

How is the LINX procedure performed?

The physician will enter your abdomen through small incisions. The stomach will be moved down to view the esophagus. The esophagus will me measured, and then fitted with the LINX device. The magnets will then hold the esophagus in place to prevent stomach acid for entering the esophagus while allowing food to pass through to the stomach.

How long will it take to recover from the LINX procedure?

You will most likely experience a decrease in your GERD symptoms by the next day. You are allowed, in fact encouraged, to eat regular food immediately after the LINX – a unique advantage over other procedures

What the risks associated with the LINX device?

The risks are very low with this device. It is deemed to be generally safe. The LINX device is a long-term implant. Removal and replacement surgery may be indicated at any time. Management of adverse reactions may include explantation and/or replacement.

What are benefits of LINX?

  1. Outpatient – no hospital stay
  2. Great results – 85% of patients do not need acid reflux medications after the Stretta
  3. Small incisions
  4. Durable

What is the typical cost of treatment?

Self pay price ranges from $18,000-20,000. Costs vary depending on several factors such as presence of hiatal hernia, use of mesh, BMI etc. Please contact us for more information!

Cost will vary due to many factors including age, severity of acid reflux, presence of hiatal hernia and so on.

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