Does LINX Device Cause Chest Pain?

Does LINX Device Cause Chest Pain?

Amy and Rebecca from Houston Sent us these two heartburn acid reflux related questions over the past few days: Amy, “I have had the Linx procedure about 2 years ago and have suffered with chest pain many times. Feels like a heart attack and pain takes hours...

LINX for Heartburn: A Dysphagia Problem

Rick sent us this question: Good Afternoon Dr. Darido … I am about 9 weeks out from placement of the Linx device and repair of a hiatal hernia. I currently am experiencing dysphagia as well as regurgitation of the contents of the esophagus. I have discussed my...

LINX Acid Reflux Surgery Revision in Houston

LINX Acid Reflux Surgery Revision in Houston

Houston LINX acid reflux surgery consists of placing a bracelet of magnetic beads around the lower esophageal sphincter. The magnetic bracelet increases resistance around the lower esophageal sphincter. LINX device keeps the sphincter closed at gastric pressures less than 20 mm of Hg. Acid reflux...

LINX, Sleeve and Heartburn treatment in Houston?

Sleeve gastrectomy when properly performed is almost as good as a Nissen fundoplication in alleviating heartburn and effectively resolving acid reflux. Unfortunately, narrowed or twisted gastric sleeve lumen at the incisura angularis results in severe acid reflux as well as hiatal hernia development. A number...

LINX Device for Heartburn Treatment in Houston

“Objective Evidence of Reflux Control After Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation: One Year Results From a Post Approval Study”, is a new multicenter, prospective, study recently published in the Annals of Surgery journal. 200 patients with objective evidence of acid reflux were treated with LINX device surgery...

Chest Pain Two Years Following LINX Surgery

The case of the week is a 40-year-old male with chest pain and discomfort 2 years after LINX placement. The patient underwent LINX surgery for symptomatic GERD poorly responsive to proton pump inhibitor therapy. He had significant food regurgitation and daily heartburn. Concomitantly, he had...

Can Distal Esophageal Narrowing Be A Solution For GERD?

In 1979 Jean Pierre Angelchick developed a doughnut-like prosthesis made of nylon and filled with silicone gel. He assumed that the device, when placed around the distal esophagus, would prevent GERD by reinforcing the lower esophageal sphincter, LES. Around 30,000 devices were implanted around the...

Case of the Week: GERD, Silent Reflux and Laryngospasm

A 62 year-old male presented to my office this past week with a 12 year history of recurrent attacks of shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing and difficulty breathing. The patient has been diagnosed with COPD. He has never smoked or been exposed to harmful...