LINX Reflux Management System
The LINX Reflux Management System is a new, implantable device to treat reflux. It consists of a series of magnetic beads held together by a titanium wire. Using laparoscopic surgery, the LINX device is placed around the lower esophagus.
In long term studies (4 year follow up) 80% of patients normalized the acid exposure in the distal esophagus. 80% of patients had complete cessation of PPIs, 100% had improved quality of life measures for GERD. Patients are able to belch and vomit, so it is more physiologic than other procedures. A small number of patients have had minor issues with swallowing (dysphagia) which usually resolves with time.
LINX is titanium. The latest model has been approved for MRIs up to 1.5 Tesla.
We are currently one of a select number of sites to offer the LINX procedure, the only center in Colorado.