Prisma Health Weight Management Institute has designed our program to provide everything a patient will need from comprehensive pre-op medical evaluations to life-long follow up care after surgery. Our patients can be confident that their health and well being is the top concern and our providers will work with them to find the best surgical or non-surgical solution to fit their lifestyle and weight loss goals.
If you suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and prescription medication no longer helps and you don’t want to move forward with invasive surgical treatments, Stretta Therapy may be the right option for you.
LINX is a small implant comprised of interlinked titanium beads with magnetic cores. The magnetic attraction between the beads augments the existing esophageal sphincter’s barrier function to prevent reflux. The device is implanted using a standard minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure and is an alternative to the more anatomically disruptive fundoplication, commonly used in surgical anti-reflux procedures. The LINX Reflux Management System is indicated for those patients diagnosed with GERD as defined by abnormal pH testing, and who are seeking an alternative to continuous acid suppression therapy. For more information about LINX, or to find a physician, visit www.linxforlife.com.
LINX does require a surgical procedure and is associated with potential risks, contraindications and life style modifications. For more information on LINX, including a statement of risks, please visit www.linxforlife.com.