Jefferson University Hospitals

LINX™ Procedure

LINX™ is a surgical option that offers lifelong treatment to patients with GERD. For patients with GERD, their lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the muscle that acts as the body’s natural barrier to gastric acids, weakens. If the LES is weak, it allows acid and bile to flow back into the esophagus, where they can damage the esophageal lining and cause such symptoms as heartburn, chest pain, regurgitation, sore throat and cough. For patients whose heartburn and associated complications do not respond to medical management.

Surgeons at Jefferson Health operate through five tiny incisions in the abdomen. With specialized instruments, they place the LINX™ system around the esophagus, just above the stomach. Patients generally go home within one day.

This band helps prevent gastric acids from pushing back up into the esophagus from the stomach. It also safely allows the LES to open when required to allow for easy swallowing, as needed.

Make An Appointment

To learn more about and possibly schedule a LINX™ procedure, call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) or make an appointment online.