Device helps relieve GERD and acid reflux problems

GIGI:MILLIONS OF ADULTS SUFFER FROM SOME FORM OF ACID REFLUX OR HEARBURN EVERY DAYAND UNTREATED ACID REFLUX CAN LEAD TO ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING CANCERS IN THE COUNTRY — ESOPHOGELA OFTEN TAKING MEDICATIONS TO STOP SYMPTOMS

BUT, A RECENT STUDY, CO- AUTHORED BY A "UT HEALTH AUSTIN" SURGEON SHOWS THAT ONE DEVICE IS HELPING NEARLY 90 PERCENT OF PATIENTS GET SOME RELIEF2-GIGI:JOINING ME NOW, DR TRIPP BUCKLEY — GOOD MORNINGWHAT IS THIS DEVICE AND HOW DOES IT WORK?THE LINX REFLUX MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (DEVELOPED BY TORAX MEDICAL, INC) IS A PERMANENT, DRUG- FREE TREATMENT FOR GERD THAT CONSISTS OF A SMALL BAND OF MAGNETIZED TITANIUM BEADS WRAPPED AROUND THE LOWER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER (LES) LOCATED AT THE BASE OF THE ESOPHAGUS

THIS BAND HELPS PREVENT GASTRIC ACIDS FROM PUSHING BACK UP INTO THE ESOPHAGUS FROM THE STOMACH, YET ALSO SAFELY ALLOWS THE LES TO OPEN WHEN REQUIRED TO ALLOW FOR EASY SWALLOWINGHOW BIG IS THE DEVICE?IT'S ABOUT THE SIZE OF A QUARTERTHIS PROCEDURE COULD CHANGE THE LIVES FOR PATIENTS?BENEFITS FOR PATIENTS REDUCTION IN ACID EXPOSURE TO THE ESOPHAGUSIMPROVEMENT IN HEARTBURN AND REGURGITATION SYMPTOMSREDUCTION OR ELIMINATION OF GERD MEDICATIONS LESS INVASIVE SURGERY COMPARED TO THE STANDARD SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR GERDABILITY TO RESUME A NORMAL DIET FOLLOWING SURGERYDISCHARGE THE SAME DAY OR THE NEXT DAY AFTER SURGERY MINIMAL SIDE EFFECTS, SUCH AS BEING UNABLE TO BELCH OR VOMIT WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME?IN MOST CASES, PATIENTS CAN RETURN HOME THE SAME DAY AS THE PROCEDUREAFTER HAVING THE LINX PROCEDURE, PATIENTS WILL BE UNABLE TO GET AN MRI PERFORMED MRI USES MAGNETS TO CREATE IMAGES AND COULD CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY

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