Positive change in quality of life satisfaction from 8% to 92%1
89% savings from pre-to post-intervention1
50% greater savings than the standard invaasive surgical procedure1
According to a spokesperson from Torax Medical, LINX® has been highly effective.
After getting the LINX® device:
Technology Leader — Torax Medical. Minnesota-based manufacturer of the LINX® system
“LINX® is a reversible and less invasive outpatient technique for surgical management of GERD and results in significant reduction of esophageal acid exposure, better quality of life, and less reliance on proton-pump inhibitor therapy.”
Blair Jobe, MD – Clinical Lead
Surgeon and Director of the Esophageal and Lung Institute for Allegheny Health Network
Through VITAL’s collaboration with Torax Medical and Allegheny Health Network clinicians, the novel LINX® Management System has greatly reduced the symptoms and risks for patients who have GERD, better known as acid reflux.
People with GERD feel heartburn, bloating, and regurgitation with almost every meal. Though daily medications can help these symptoms, severe acid reflux is a dangerous condition, leading to pneumonia, asthma, coughing, Barrett’s esophagus, dysplasia, and esophageal cancer.
According to the American Gastroenterology Association, it is estimated that more than 60 million Americans experience symptomatic GERD at least once a month, and 15 million suffer from it daily.
Surgeons place the LINX® device through a non-invasive, 30 – 60 minute laparoscopic procedure. It consists of tiny magnetic titanium beads in a ring that is placed around the area where the stomach and esophagus meet. Once in place, it:
The Linx® Reflux Management System: Stop Reflux at its Source
VITAL Explores Cost-Effectiveness of New Procedure to Treat Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease [GERD]
1Results based on VITAL projects.