According to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), up to 1 in 5 adults in the United States suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Medications for GERD are designed to control or suppress acid production in the stomach though they do not address the cause of GERD, a weak sphincter muscle, and can’t prevent reflux. Approximately 40% of GERD sufferers continue to suffer symptoms while taking medications for GERD.
There are more traditional surgical remedies to GERD as well as new innovations. A general surgeon can advise you on the best course of action that fits your needs.
A new surgical remedy called LINX is a revolutionary solution for GERD, eliminating dependence on medication and improving the quality of patient lives. LINX is a revolutionary solution for GERD that eliminates dependence on medication and improves quality of life.
The results of the LINX procedure have been remarkable, with most patients able to go home from the hospital the same day, without the need for acid blocking medication.
‐ Dr. Jonathan D. Patterson