We use advanced surgical techniques to provide you with relief from chronic heartburn or acid reflux (GERD), often with lasting results.Find a doctor who offers LINX
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux or GERD) is a common digestive disorder. It occurs when a weak muscle in the tube (esophagus) connecting your mouth and your stomach doesn't close properly. As a result, stomach acid flows back into the esophagus and irritates its lining, causing damage.
- Pain or burning sensation in throat
GERD can usually be controlled with lifestyle changes or medication. If these approaches are unsuccessful, or you wish to avoid long-term medication use, the surgical teams at Nuvance Health can help.
We use a coordinated team approach and the latest surgical techniques to help bring you relief from heartburn and esophageal damage. Options include:
- LINX® Reflux Management System. This advanced treatment involves a flexible ring of small magnets that help the esophageal muscle close properly, preventing reflux. We use a minimally invasive approach to implant the device. The entire procedure typically takes less than an hour. Most patients are able to return to a regular diet without symptoms or medication.
- Fundoplication. This procedure involves wrapping the upper part of your stomach (the fundus) around the esophagus and sewing it into place. This tightens the muscle and prevents reflux. We use a minimally invasive (laparoscopic) procedure to perform a partial or complete wrap, which permanently changes the stomach.