Paraesophageal Hernia Repair & Linx Procedure

The GERD specialists at Riverside Surgical Associates can accurately diagnose your condition, present the best treatment options for your unique situation and carry out the procedure or treatment.

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What is GERD?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a complex disorder that can be caused by an underlying paraesophageal hernia or an incompetent lower esophageal sphincter (the muscle between the esophagus and stomach). When the esophagus is exposed to stomach acid patients can develop a multitude of symptoms.

Most Common Symptoms of GERD Include:

Most Common GERD Treatments Options

In up to 90% of cases, symptoms of GERD can be controlled by medications, such as histamine blockers and proton pump inhibitors. Sometimes these medications are not able to control symptoms and patients can experience worsening of symptoms despite maximal medical therapy.

Surgical Procedures to Treat GERD

Depending on the cause of GERD, there are a variety of surgical procedures that can be considered to adequately control symptoms, repair the underlying cause of GERD. In a best case scenario, patients can stop taking their GERD medications after surgery to fix the underlying problem causing GERD.

Linx: Control Acid Reflux, Long-Term

Linx is a novel device designed to be surgically positioned around the lower esophageal sphincter to control and even eliminate GERD symptoms. This simple device is designed for GERD sufferers who are actively seeking an alternative to continuous acid suppression therapy.

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Have additional questions about GERD or acid reflux? Looking for treatment options to help you get long-term relief? We are here to help.

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