New York Bariatrics & Laparoscopy treats GERD at the Source with the Linx System
There is no surprise why the Linx is getting so much press. In recent studies, this band of magnets has demonstrated excellent results in treating GERD.
What is the LINX System?
The Linx System is a small, flexible band of magnets enclosed in titanium beads. The beads are connected by titanium wires. The magnetic attraction between the beads helps keep the weak LES (lower esophageal sphincter) closed to prevent reflux .Swallowing forces a temporarily break in the magnetic bond, allowing food and liquid to pass into the stomach. Magnetic attraction closes the LES after swallowing, to reinforce the body's natural barrier to reflux.
Linx After Eating
How is the LINX System Implanted?
The LINX® System is implanted laparoscopically around the esophagus just above the stomach..
The patients is placed under general anesthesia during the procedure and the minimally invasive procedure takes less than one hour. Once implanted, the LINX device will begin working immediately.
At New York Bariatrics and Laparoscopy, we are proud to be chosen as one of the few laparoscopic surgical groups chosen to perform the LINX throughout the United States. We are the exclusive surgeons performing the LINX throughout Long Island and Queens.
If you would like additional information, call our office for a consultation at Tel: 516.374.8631 or use our online Appointment Scheduler.
Why would you or a loved one continue to suffer with GERD?