Reflux Management “Linx”

Reflux Disease Treatment

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The LINX® System is a medical device that augments the weak Lower Oesophageal Sphincter (LOS), restoring the body’s natural barrier to reflux.

It is recommended for those diagnosed with chronic GORD, who are on acid suppression medication yet still experiencing reflux symptoms.

  • The small flexible band of interlinked titanium beads with magnetic cores is placed around the esophagus just above the stomach.
  • The magnetic attraction between the beads helps the lower oesophageal sphincter resist opening to gastric pressures, preventing reflux from the stomach into the oesophagus.
  • Food and liquid can be swallowed as normal, as the magnetic attraction is temporarily broken allowing food and drink to pass into the stomach.
  • Immediately after swallowing, magnetic attraction closes the lower oesophageal sphincter to prevent reflux from the stomach back into the oesophagus.

Procedure for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)

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The LINX® system helps the LES resist opening to gastric pressures The LINX® System expands to allow for normal swallowing. Magnetic attraction closes the LES immediately after swallowing.

Linx Procedure Video

Private Healthcare Insurance

We are advised that the following have paid for LINX surgery:

  • BUPA
  • Prudential Health

You would need to contact your insurers for further information specific to you.

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