Unpredictable discomfort is frustrating If you suffer from acid reflux, you know what it’s like to feel heartburn, bloating, burning in your throat, and stomach pain. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can cause poor sleep, social withdrawal, stress and depression because of the unpredictable and extreme discomfort. GERD can also lead to serious complications like stricture, Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer.
It’s more common than you think One in five U.S. adults suffers from gastroesophageal reflux disease.1 Men are three times more likely to develop esophageal cancer than women. Although there are medications designed to control or suppress acid production in the stomach, they do not address the mechanical cause of GERD – a weak sphincter muscle. Approximately 40 percent of GERD sufferers continue to have symptoms while taking medications.
You don’t have to suffer A treatment called LINX Reflux Management System (LINX) is helping people improve their quality of life and reduce their dependence on daily medications.
A simple device with life-changing potential The LINX Reflux Management System is minimally-invasive surgery that is offered to GERD patients instead of the traditional Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication. FDA-approved in March 2012, the LINX device is placed around the esophagus just above the stomach. The procedure lasts about an hour and many patients are able to go home the same day.
LINX is a small, flexible ring of magnets that opens to allow food and liquid down, then closes to prevent stomach contents from moving up. Simple as that.
5-year results of a landmark study confirmed LINX as a beneficial treatment for GERD:
85% of patients were free from dependence on daily GERD medication
Elimination of regurgitation in 99% of patients
Elimination of heartburn in 85% of patients
Patients reported a significant improvement in their quality of life
At Hudson Physicians, we understand you may be feeling frustrated and discouraged about your ability to enjoy the everyday pleasures of life due to your acid reflux symptoms.
Proven benefits Enjoy the everyday pleasures of life again.
A normal diet
No bloating, gas
Save time and money
We are here to help “I believe in providing optimal surgical care while using minimally invasive options to improve my patients’ quality of life.” Dr. Singh has over twenty years of surgical experience. He values the trust his patients place in him, and he is privileged to help them through education, timely care, and excellent results.
Ranjit Singh, MD, FACS
Take the first step to heartburn relief If you have these common symptoms, talk to your family medicine provider who can do an initial evaluation and referral to Dr. Singh, our LINX surgeon.
1. El-Serag HB, Sweet S, Winchester C, et al. Update on the epidemiology of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: a systematic review. Gut. 2014. 63(6): 871-80. Poisson regression model of 16 studies yielded a sample size-weighted mean of 19.8% for the prevalence of GERD in the US.