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LINX Surgery for GERD
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The LINX System is a small flexible band of interlinked titanium beads with magnetic cores. The magnetic attraction between the beads helps the LOS resist opening to gastric pressures, preventing reflux from the stomach into the oesophagus. Swallowing forces temporarily break the magnetic bond, allowing food and liquid to pass The Linx device opening to allow swallowing of foodnormally into the stomach. Magnetic attraction closes the LOS immediately after swallowing, restoring the body’s natural barrier to reflux. The LINX Reflux Surgery Procedure The LINX procedure is performed by minimally invasive laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery and takes less than an hour. The device is placed around the oesophagus, just above the stomach, in the area of the Lower Oesophageal Sphincter. Once in place, the LINX System begins to work immediately.
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