If you suffer from chronic acid reflux, chances are you’ve been down the list of treatment options to alleviate your reflux symptoms. From lifestyle changes like diet and exercise updates to over-the-counter medications like antacids, most options for patients with GERD merely treat the symptoms of the disease rather than the root cause. Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication surgery—also referred to as TIF or Esophyx—for reflux is different. Let’s discuss the ins and outs of TIF surgery for acid reflux and GERD treatment.
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The LINX® procedure involves the placing of a small, flexible band of magnets surrounded in titanium beads around the esophagus. The beads emit a magnetic attraction that works to strengthen the LES. It’s an incredibly innovative technology, and a great alternative to more invasive surgical options like Nissen fundoplication. Here are five things we love about the LINX® Procedure: