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LINX® Reflux Management System

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A small, flexible band of interlinked titanium beads intended to help the lower esophageal sphincter resist opening to gastric pressures, preventing reflux from the stomach into the esophagus.

Patient Testimonial

Watch this video to learn how the LINX® system made a positive impact on a life of one of Dr. Mandel’s patients.

Reflux Relief Awaits

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. LINX® does require a surgical procedure and is associated with potential risks, contraindications and lifestyle modifications. For more information on LINX®, please visit www.linxforlife.com.

SouthCoast Health surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Mandel has been implanting LINX® since 2013 and has performed over 200 LINX® procedures. Find out if you are a candidate for LINX® by calling SouthCoast Health Surgery at 912.354.6303 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mandel.

Stop Reflux at Its Source

Diagram of Esophagus, Lower Esophageal Spincter, and Stomach Acid and Bile

Reflux (also called Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD) is caused by a weak muscle in your esophagus called the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES) that allows acid and bile to flow back from the stomach into the esophagus, causing damage to the lining of the esophagus, throat and lungs.

Diagram of LINX

LINX is easy to understand and love because it is simple. It is a small, flexible ring of magnets that opens to allow food and liquid down, then closes to prevent stomach contents from moving up.


Are you concerned with a lifetime of medication, pharmacy visits and potential side effects? LINX is intended for patients diagnosed with reflux disease who continue to suffer symptoms despite taking medication. If this sounds like you, it may be time for LINX.

You Have Goals, We Help Achieve Them

  • Freedom from medication
  • Freedom from heartburn
  • Freedom from regurgitation
  • Less bloating
  • Overall improved quality of life

The LINX Advantage

  • Minimally invasive
  • Short outpatient procedure
  • No alteration to the stomach
  • Resume normal activity in days
  • No special diet

FAQs

LINX® is implanted using a surgical technique called laparoscopy. This technique uses small incisions in the abdominal wall to access the area around the esophagus where the device will be placed.

The LINX® Reflux Management System

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.

About Torax Medical

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.

SouthCoast Health LINX® Reflux Management System Locations

Savannah, GA SouthCoast Health Surgery, 7001 Hodgson Memorial Dr, Ste 1 912.354.6303

Savannah Doctors and Providers

Mandel, Jeffrey M.D., FACS

Mandel, Jeffrey M.D., FACS

Surgery, High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic, LINX® Reflux Management System