Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a very common condition which affects millions of people. In fact evidence suggests that up to 20% (1 in 5) of the UK population have symptoms of GORD defined by at least weekly heartburn and/or acid regurgitation. Symptoms include heartburn, chest pain, belching, bloating, nausea and pain on swallowing, amongst others.
LINX™ Reflux Surgery
Most people with mild or infrequent GORD can be adequately controlled on medication (usually PPIs), but for some people medication is no longer effective, whilst others may have concerns about long-term treatment with these drugs. Until recently, the only surgical option was an invasive procedure in which the stomach is effectively “wrapped” around the lower oesophagus. Understandably, many people would prefer a less invasive option and the LINX™ device offers such a solution.
So if you are not getting symptom relief with medication alone and/or you do not want an invasive fundoplication procedure, LINX™ could be the answer. A clinical trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in February 2013 showed that following LINX™ Reflux Surgery, 92% of patients improved their quality of life and 93% reduced their use of PPIs. Read the full article
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