Acid reflux and GERD are common digestive diseases that occur when stomach acids irritate the lining of your esophagus. This commonly occurs shortly after eating a meal, and it can lead to a lot of problematic symptoms, including heartburn, nausea and severe pain. While eating a special diet and taking prescription medication may limit your symptoms, this is only a temporary solution. Everyone deserves to be able to enjoy their favorite meals without having to worry about painful GERD and acid reflux symptoms. You need to permanently fix your digestive problems with LINX.
The LINX Reflux Management System is a permanent device that gets implanted near the base of the esophagus. The LINX device is a small band that is made up of small, metal beads that have been magnetized. Once the band has been properly implanted, it will stop stomach acids from entering the esophagus every time you swallow your food and drinks. If the acid contents are able to stay inside your stomach, then you will no longer experience the painful symptoms associated with GERD and acid reflux.
During the procedure, a special device that resembles a necklace will be used to measure the diameter of your lower esophagus sphincter. An exact measurement of the esophagus is needed to ensure the LINX band works properly. Once the measurement is finished, the necklace will be removed. The LINX device is then securely aligned and implanted near the base of the esophagus.
Since this is a minimally-invasive procedure, you will likely be able to go home shortly after the procedure is complete. It is important to take it easy and follow our team’s instructions regarding healing. For example, any rigorous activities that require the use of your abdominal muscles must be avoided for a set amount of time after your LINX procedure.
Since the LINX system will permanently prevent stomach acids from reaching the esophagus, you can start to enjoy some of your favorite foods without the risk of heartburn and other painful symptoms. While you will be able to enjoy new foods, it is still important to maintain a healthy diet. Excessive weight gain can prevent the device from properly working. If you maintain a healthy weight and follow the postoperative guidelines, then the LINX band could prevent you from experiencing GERD or acid reflux for the rest of your life.