The LINX® System is placed around the oesophagus just above the stomach using a laparoscopy procedure, which is minimally invasive surgery.
The procedure generally lasts under an hour and is carried out under general anaesthetic.
Most patients can return home after 1 night recovery in hospital and can resume a normal diet straightaway. Normal non-strenuous activities can usually be resumed within a couple of days. The surgeon will advise on any particular aftercare on an individual basis.
A significant advantage of the LINX® System is that unlike other surgical treatments for reflux, this procedure does not usually require any anatomic alteration of the stomach.
|Step 1||Step 2||Step 3|
|The appropriate size LINX® System is determined using a precision measurement tool||The LINX® System is positioned around the LES using suture tails.||The ends of the LINX®System are aligned and joined for secure closure.|
The Linx Reflux Ring Procedure Video
Contains scenes of surgery as well as a graphical explanation