If you suffer with GORD, also known as GERD, and answer yes to three or more of these questions then the LINX® Reflux Management System may be suitable for you.
If you answered “yes” to three or more of these questions you may be a candidate for the LINX Reflux Management System. Please consult your physician. To see a list of implanting centres click here
Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD), also known as GERD, is a chronic, often progressive condition resulting from a weak Lower Oesophageal Sphincter (LOS). When left untreated, serious complications can result, including: oesophagitis, stricture, Barrett's oesophagus, and Oesophageal cancer.
Treatment options for people who suffer from GORD vary widely depending on the severity and symptoms of their disease, however, there are currently three primary means of treating GORD: lifestyle changes, medical therapy and surgical intervention. Always consult your physician when considering treatment options.
The LINX® System is a small flexible band of interlinked titanium beads with magnetic cores. The magnetic attraction between the beads helps the LOS resist opening to gastric pressures, preventing reflux from the stomach into the oesophagus. Swallowing forces temporarily break the magnetic bond, allowing food and liquid to pass normally into the stomach. Magnetic attraction closes the LOS immediately after swallowing, restoring the body’s natural barrier to reflux.
Learn more about the results of studies conducted on the LINX® Reflux Management System.
Take the first steps to a reflux-free life. Contact a centre near you to find out more about the LINX® reflux management system and the procedure.