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:
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When it comes to treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the most recommended treatment the LINX® Reflux Management System. The LINX® system, a small, flexible band of magnets enclosed in titanium beads, which is placed around the exterior wall of the LES during a minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. The outpatient procedure is the newest, most convenient solution to eliminating the symptoms of GERD.
Since it was unanimously approved by the FDA in 2012, the LINX® Reflux Management System has struggled to gain private insurance coverage. Still, there have been some big advances that makes us hopeful — here’s what we know so far.
There are many different ways to treat GERD, but anti-reflux surgery is by far the best way to efficiently relieve symptoms long-term because it’s the only method that actually treats the root cause of your GERD. Surgery is a scary word, but the anti-reflux surgeries we perform at Tampa Bay Reflux Center are minimally invasive, and the positive impacts they’ll have on your overall health and quality of life are well worth it. Getting anti-reflux surgery will change your life in a number of ways, but here are five key areas of your life where you’ll see the impacts: