Reflux Treatment

Dr. Schaeffer and Dr. Gerrish showing LINX
Dr. Schaeffer and Dr. Gerrish showing LINX

During a consultation with Dr. Gerrish or Dr. Schaeffer you can discuss your symptoms and next steps to manage your acid reflux.  Next steps could include diagnostic testing to find the best, personalized treatment option. Treatments include nonsurgical options like acid-reducing medicines, diet, and lifestyle changes and surgical solutions, including the innovative LINX system. 

LINX Reflux Management System

The LINX® System is a treatment option for patients with chronic acid or GERD. It is a small, flexible ring of magnetic, titanium beads placed around a patient’s existing weak esophageal sphincter. The beads pull together to inhibit reflux by helping to close the esophageal sphincter and restore the body’s natural reflux barrier. For eating, swallowing, belching, or vomiting, the beads expand and separate to allow passage.

LINX is placed around the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) during a minimally invasive procedure. During the procedure, patients are placed under general anesthesia and LINX is placed. The entire procedure typically takes less than an hour and patients are discharged either the same or next day and can resume a normal diet.