Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Treatment at CMC
LINX® Reflux Management System
What is GERD?
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid or, occasionally, bile flows back (refluxes) into your food pipe (esophagus). The backwash of acid irritates the lining of your esophagus and causes GERD signs and symptoms.
Signs and symptoms of GERD include:
- acid reflux
The LINX® Reflux Management System Treatment Option
If you suffer from either or both of these common digestive conditions, you may be a candidate for this minimally invasive surgical procedure.
The LINX® Reflux Management System is intended to aid patients who suffer from GERD. CMC is the only hospital approved to perform the procedure in Southern New Hampshire. The LINX Reflux Management System is intended for those patients diagnosed with GERD who continue to have chronic heartburn symptoms despite maximum medical therapy. It is the only FDA-approved device for the treatment of GERD.
How does it work?
The LINX® System is a small implant comprised of interlinked titanium beads with magnetic cores. The magnetic attraction between the beads augments the existing esophageal sphincter’s barrier function to prevent reflux. The device is implanted with a standard minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure.
What is the recovery time?
Most patients who undergo this procedure will spend one night in the hospital, and will be able to return to work within a few days.
Robert A. Catania, MD, FACS
To schedule an appointment for an evaluation,
call the Surgical Care Group at 603.627.1887.
Every patient will undergo a thorough evaluation to determine the best treatment options for their situation, and appropriate patients will be offered this revolutionary new procedure.
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