July 15, 2020 | 6:30-8:00PM | Hackensack University Medical Center
LINX® Acid Reflux Surgery
A long-term solution to acid reflux.
LINX® Reflux Management System
The experts at Advanced Laparoscopic Associates now offer the LINX® Reflux Management System to address and correct your acid reflux, also known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Serving New Jersey and surrounding areas, we are committed to focused and personalized care to help achieve a healthier you.
What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), commonly known as acid reflux, is a chronic, long-term condition that results in a weakened lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which can cause stomach content to move up, or reflux, into the esophagus.
Generally, acid reflux is caused by a stomach abnormality known as a hiatal hernia. This condition will cause the stomach and the section of the stomach that joins with the esophagus to shift into a position that is not appropriate, resulting in symptoms related to acid reflux.
Common risk factors that can lead to acid reflux include:
- Consuming a large amount of food
- Eating certain foods such as fruits, spicy foods, coffee or alcohol
What are some symptoms of acid reflux?
Many suffer from acid reflux, including women and children, and its effects can be detrimental to daily activities such as eating and going about your daily life.
Some of the most common acid reflux symptoms are:
- Stomach discomfort
- Persistent cough
- Chest pain
The LINX Management System is an FDA-approved procedure that alleviates the symptoms of acid reflux by strengthening a weakened LES. The LINX device consists of a small, flexible band of titanium beads with a magnetic core that is implanted on the problem area of the LES, stopping acid reflux at its core. The device is designed to move with your body. The procedure is laparoscopic and minimally invasive, and patients are usually put under general anesthesia. The procedure is completed in one visit.
Not only does the LINX Management System stop acid reflux at the source, but it will be a lifelong alternative to potentially dangerous medications and prescriptions. The procedure is precise and minimally invasive and may reduce or eliminate symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.
- 85 percent of patients were free from dependence on daily reflux medication
- 88 percent of patients reported that heartburn had been eliminated
- 99 percent of patients eliminated regurgitation
- Patients reported significant improvement in gassiness and bloating
After LINX® Reflux Management System
Because LINX is designed to be a lifetime acid reflux solution, no follow-up visit will be needed, unless complications arise. Patients are encouraged to start eating normally as soon as possible, as this will help the device adapt to your body’s habits and daily life.
For additional information, all prospective patients are invited to attend a free educational seminar.
Seminars are a great source of information about the procedure you are considering, and they allow you to meet the surgeons as well as ask any questions you may have. You may also have the opportunity to meet some post-operative patients.