LINX Reflux Management System

LINX Reflux Management System

The LINX Reflux Management System is a flexible ring of small magnets placed around the esophagus just above the stomach during a minimally invasive procedure to help prevent reflux. LINX is intended for patients diagnosed with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) as defined by abnormal pH testing, and who continue to have chronic GERD symptoms despite maximum medical therapy.

The LINX Reflux Management System is a flexible ring of small magnets placed around the esophagus just above the stomach during a minimally invasive procedure to help prevent reflux. LINX is intended for patients diagnosed with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) as defined by abnormal pH testing, and who continue to have chronic GERD symptoms despite maximum medical therapy.

Control reflux, long term1*

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Reduced medication.

85% of patients were free from dependence on daily reflux medication after treatment with LINX.1†

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Durable resolution of bothersome heartburn.

88% of patients reported being free of heartburn five years after treatment with LINX.1‡

Durable resolution of regurgitation.

Durable resolution of moderate to severe regurgitation.

LINX eliminated moderate to severe regurgitation in 98% of patients.

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Significant decrease in gassiness and bloating.

Patients reported significant improvement in gassiness and bloating after treatment with LINX.

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Improved quality of life.

Patients reported significant improvement in quality of life after surgical treatment with LINX.

An alternative treatment to consider

Simply designed to be simple.

Simply designed to be simple.

The LINX Reflux Management System is a reversible surgical solution where a ring of tiny magnetic beads is placed around the junction of the stomach and the esophagus.
The system is strong enough to help keep stomach acid down and flexible enough to allow food to pass through.2

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Learn about the LINX procedure.

The LINX procedure is generally completed in less than one hour.2-4€ Most patients have same-day surgery or go home within 24 hours.4\\ Patients treated with LINX can resume a regular diet.5,6¥

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Talk to your doctor about LINX

LINX is intended for patients diagnosed with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) as defined by abnormal pH testing and who continue to have chronic GERD symptoms despite maximum medical therapy.

Life with LINX

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An inside look.

Designed to last long term. LINX is constructed from materials commonly used in other medical implants7,8$ and is MRI conditional. You should discuss the MRI scanning options with your doctor prior to deciding on treatment with the LINX system.

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RestoreII, don't reconstruct.

Unlike other surgical treatments for GERD**, LINX does not require changes to the stomach anatomy. 3,9†† If necessary, LINX can be removed using a minimally invasive procedure. LINX preserves future treatment options for patients.1

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Retained ability to belch and vomit.1,10‡‡

LINX preserves physiological function to belch and vomit.1,10§§ The titanium beads open and close to let food down, and if it needs to come up, it can.

Additional Treatment Options for GERD

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Lifestyle Modification

Diet modifications to reduce or eliminate spicy/acidic food, caffeine, chocolate, alcohol and tobacco. Lifestyle modification such as elevation of head of bed, no meals 2-3 hours before bed, and weight loss (in overweight patients).

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Medication

The benefits of medication include reduced stomach acid production, reduced inflammation of the esophageal lining, and relief from heartburn symptoms. However, medication does not address the mechanical cause of reflux disease. Studies have shown that up to 40% of patients continue to have symptoms while on medication.11¶¶

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Traditional Anti-Reflux Surgery: Fundoplication

Fundoplication surgery involves wrapping the upper part of the stomach around the outside of the esophagus at the lower esophageal sphincter to help prevent reflux. It has been shown to reduce symptoms of heartburn, reflux, and bloating, and may also end dependence on medication.10

Patient Success Stories

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Additional Resources

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Frequently Asked Questions

It is okay to have questions about LINX. See common questions andconcerns that other patients have.

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MRI Information

LINX is MRI conditional up to specified levels